Summer Youth Employment Program Leadership Training 2022

The City of Sumter's Summer Youth Employment Program has successfully served the Sumter community since 1994, reaching well over 2,000 families in its lifetime.

Utilizing Rescue Act and Community Development Block Grant Funding, we have been able to add a training component alongside the employment piece that focuses on our youth and what it takes to become a leader.

Topics include definiteness of purpose, mastermind alliance, applied faith, going the extra mile, pleasing personality, personal initiative, positive mental attitude, enthusiasm, self-discipline, accurate thinking, controlled attention, teamwork, adversity & defeat, creative vision, health, budgeting time & money and habits.

This video is just one in a sequence of training sessions that the youth have been involved in.

For more info, contact the City of Sumter's Community Development Office at (803) 774-1649 or visit