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Second Annual UMSL Girls’ Leadership Camp

A Ste. Genevieve camper was among the participants in the 2011 UMSL Girls' Leadership Camp. At right, Pam Ingram, nutrition program associate with University of Missouri Extension, directs a group of campers as they prepare a fruit salsa as part of a healthy eating class.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis continued its outreach efforts to pre-collegiate students with the second annual UMSL Girls’ Leadership Camp.

Established in 2010 by Malaika Horne, director of the Executive Leadership Consortium at UMSL and curator emeritus, the 2011 GLC was held June 26-29 at the J.C. Penney Building/Conference Center. Seventy-seven girls from public and private high schools from all over the St. Louis region — and the United States — attended the camp.

Campers came from Mary Institute Country Day School, Horton Watkins High School in Ladue, Sumner High School in St. Louis, Normandy Senior High School and St. Elizabeth Academy. Some campers came from as far away as Ste. Genevieve, Colorado and California. A growing number of campers are recent immigrants to the U.S.