Application deadline approaching for DelQuest

Students get a tour of the Del City Fire Department during the DelQuest program. (Photo by Stacey Boyer)

The application deadline for DelQuest is approaching.

Student participate in DelQuest last year. (Photo by Stacey Boyer)

The annual leadership training program is open to juniors at Del City High School, Destiny Christian, Christian Heritage and home school students in the Del City area.

The exciting and insightful program provides hands-on leadership training from business and community leaders in Del City. During the three days, students will tour civic and business facilities and interact with elected officials to solve community-wide issues.

DelQuest is organized by the Del City Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Del City.

An application and selection process is used to choose 20 or more, high school juniors from public, private and home schools. Last year, DelQuest had a record 35 applicants, and the committee chose 24 to spend an intense 2 ½ days and nights with local business leaders learning about the internal operations of local businesses and local government.

The students encounter thought provoking, team-building exercises, motivational speakers, and interaction with leaders of the community which will help them to grow as an individual and become a better leader themselves. With so much negativity surrounding our young people, this program will re-establish their confidence in the future, and in themselves, as they prepare to lead the way as the leaders of tomorrow.

Due to COVID-19, students will not stay overnight. Participants normally stay at a local hotel as part of the DelQuest program.

This year’s program will take place Nov. 18-20.

To apply for DelQuest, visit www.delcitychamber.com/delquest. Applications are due by Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

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