Teen Leadership Newton is a program aimed at developing future community leaders. The City of Newton hosts students from Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High Schools for a series of interactive sessions where they learn more about their local government. Students are challenged to become the future governmental, business and non-profit leaders in the community.
The program explores the qualities and aspects of being a leader through discussion panels, personal interactions with leaders and business tours. Participants learn about local government and parliamentary procedure, and also experience and hear directly from leaders in Newton.
Students taking part in Teen Leadership Newton also engage in a group project culminating with presentations to the Newton City Council. Each group chooses a hot topic it believes the City Council should address in the next decade.