Mosaic Life Care Foundation Hosts Youth Leadership Summit

Mosaic Life Care Foundation will host a Youth Leadership Summit on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at emPowerU, 518 South 6th St.

The full-day event features John Norlin, CharacterStrong co-founder as keynote speaker and invites Northwest Missouri schools, grades 7-12, to bring groups of six students to emPowerU. This is the first program in partnership with the Missouri Association of Student Councils and focuses on developing purpose through servant leadership.

The presentation will provide a model of servant leadership and a weekly application tool that will help participants stay focused on what matters to create positive change. Terri Johnson, executive director of the Missouri Association of Student Councils, said she believes Norlin will empower students to understand they can step up to the call of civic engagement.

“John’s reputation in the world of student leadership is one of the best in the business,” Johnson said. “To have him in our area to provide this type of training for free to schools is golden.”

Mosaic Life Care Foundation Director of Program Operations, Devran Brower, said developing leadership in our youth is incredibly important to know why they do what they do.

“Youth leadership develops self-identity, inspires innovation, drives courage and creates dreams,” Brower said. “It results in positive change and makes our world a better place through education and empowerment.”

CharacterStrong encourages a social-atmosphere in schools and communities. The curriculum recognizes the emotional and character-driven traits of students and school faculty and provides character-development lessons for middle school and high school students.

The summit is free of charge for area schools, grades 7-12 and includes lunch. It is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Reservations can be made by emailing

For additional, please call Devran Brower, director of Program Operations, 816.271.7910 or email