Middle School Experience in Leadership (MSEL) is well underway and our delegates are already having a blast! After getting settled into their rooms and saying goodbye to family and friends, delegates headed to their first group meeting! There are five teams at MSEL this summer- The Pride, The Globetrotters, The Wild Wild West, and The Mad Scientists. Each team was welcomed into their creatively decorated group room and started with some name games and icebreaker activities to get to know the other delegates in their group. Delegates and staff also set expectations so that everyone can have an awesome week.








Following group meeting, delegates headed to Staff Get to Know where they learned new and interesting facts about the MLW staffers. The delegates then had dinner in the dining hall and headed to “What is Leadership?” where they explored the traits leaders have, what it means to be a strong leader, and how leadership has shaped our society and communities. The delegates then participated in “Jump-Off” where they rotated through five different stations to complete team-building challenges. We finished the night with an MLW tradition called “Visions.” During Visions, staff members share song lyrics, dances, quotes, and other inspirational messages in order to set the tone for the week. Delegates reflect on the various shared pieces and think about what they would like to learn from their week at MLW. After Visions, delegates participated in their first hall meeting where they had snacks and shared their highs (favorite part) and lows (least favorite parts) of the day. Following hall meeting, delegates headed to sleep to get ready for Monday’s action packed day.