SUMMIT, NJ - The American Red Cross will be holding Youth Leadership Conference this summer in Summit, as well as two other New Jersey locations.

The Summit conference will be held July 11 - 14, at 695 Springfield Avenue, daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The program is open to students entering grades 9 - 12, with student attendees receiving a certificate for 24 hours of community service.

Participants will receive Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification. The Be Red Cross Ready course teaches students how to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies,

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Exploring Cultural Diversity, Leadership Styles and Civic Responsibility and information about how to start a Red Cross Club, are also included at each four-day conference.

“In addition to learning the life-saving skills of CPR, the conferences offer students the opportunity to develop skills in effective leadership, communication, project planning and diversity awareness through a variety of activities during the week,” said Michelle Esposito, chief volunteer services officer, American Red Cross New Jersey Region.

Red Cross Youth Leadership Conferences will be also be offered in Ocean, July 18 - 21, and Princeton, August 1 - 4.

The cost of a conference is $150, with lunch and snacks are provided. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit