Gap Ministries, Arizona Youth Partnership team up to provide Leadership Institute for teens

The Summer Leadership Institute provided for the foster youth at GAP Ministries is an opportunity for the youth to have an activity to help pass the hot summer days, and to learn valuable relationship skills for life. On a recent day at a session, one student had arrived to one of the sessions after attending a scheduled supervised visit with her parent, at which the parent did not show up. The student was visibly upset, but the foster parent was proud of her for not reacting in the angry volatile way she normally would. The student mentioned that today she would practice the communication skills she had learned during the Summer Leadership Institute to communicate to her mother how much it hurt her feelings when she was not able to see her.