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Red Cross Offers Summer Youth Leadership Conferences

 The American Red Cross New Jersey Region will be holding Youth Leadership Conferences this summer in Summit, Ocean, Princeton and Sewell. Each four-day conference runs Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to students entering grades 9 through 12. Student attendees will receive a certificate for 24 hours of community service.

“Youth are the future of American Red Cross,” said Ana Montero, CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “In addition to learning life-safe CPR skills, students will realize the capacity of their potential by participating in empowering activities designed to equip them with the skills and tools to become successful young leaders in our communities.”

Red Cross Youth Leadership Conferences will be offered at the following locations:

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July 10 - July 13

American Red Cross

695 Springfield Avenue

Summit, NJ


July 17 - July 20

American Red Cross

1540 West Park Avenue, Suite 5

Ocean, NJ


July 31 – August 3

American Red Cross

707 Alexander Road, Suite 101

Princeton, NJ


August 21 - August 24

American Red Cross

3 Parke Place Boulevard

Sewell, NJ


Participants will receive Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification. The Be Red Cross Readycourse teaches students how to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. Students will also complete leadership activities that will help them explore cultural diversity, learn the importance of teamwork and identify different leadership styles. A hands-on Raid Cross simulation that teaches the principles of International Humanitarian Law and information about how to start a Red Cross Club, are also included at each four-day conference.

The cost of a conference is $150 and lunch and snacks are provided. Availability is limited and spaces fill up quickly. For more information or to register, visit

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About the American Red Cross in New Jersey 
The American Red Cross provides programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey. The Red Cross trains and mobilizes more than 5,300 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. In New Jersey, last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 760 local disasters, mostly home fires, helping more than 1,800 displaced families; collected more than 89,100 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; provided more than 3,500 military family case services with emergency messages, helping families find assistance and/or get counseling and referrals; and trained more than 116,100 individuals with life-saving skills in preparedness, CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @NJRedCross.

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