Kids learn how to become leaders at local camp

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Updated: 7/15/2013 9:46 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Kids from District six in Mississippi are taking part in an exercise called Blind Man's Walk.

The purpose is to teach children  how to be a leader and to trust your instincts.

It's all part of what is called D6LC, better known as District 6 Leadership Camp.

"We learn about attitude, belief and courage. You need attitue to be someone to encourage to learn more things," said Janson Nabors.

The camp is run by state Senator Nancy Collins and a host of dedicated volunteers. They are showing 40 campers how to go from being a follower to taking the lead.
 
"This is just a week long camp to emphasize those values. [We do this] with public leaders so that they can pattern themselves after someone elses legacy," Senator Collins said.

"All this is designed to encourage young people to be leaders in their home, in their cities, their states and their nation," said Collins.

Congressman Gregg Harper told campers lessons in life are learned at a young age that will pay big dividends for one's future.
 
"You know, we look back on successes and failures that one has in life. To be able to tell a young person what to watch out for and what to strive to do. It gives them a leg up on their future. It gives them a better opportunity to succeed," Harper said.

The campers will even learn about service leadership orientation each day of the District 6 Leadership Camp.
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