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Tribune/Nathan Orme - High School students participating in the Leadership Reno Sparks youth program help students at Katherine Dunn Elementary School put away toys that the older students donated to their school. Pictured are (left to right) Nayla Garcia, 17, from McQueen High School; Kiara Shirley, 17, from Reed High School; Megan Escobosa, 17, from Reno High School; Sydney Laughton, 17, from Reno High School; and Katie Powell, 15, from Reno High School. Leadership students not pictured are Vicente Gapuz, 17, and Noel Aquino, 17, from Sparks High School; Blanca Ramirez, 17, from Wooster High School; Danielle Strozza, 17, from Spanish Springs High School; Josh Lee, 17, from Reno High School; Tafe Brown, 17, and Jordan Skipworth, 17, from Damonte Ranch High School; Shannon Carothers, 17, from North Valleys High School; and Giene Mae Camacho, 17, from ACT High School.
Tribune/Nathan Orme - High School students participating in the Leadership Reno Sparks youth program help students at Katherine Dunn Elementary School put away toys that the older students donated to their school. Pictured are (left to right) Nayla Garcia, 17, from McQueen High School; Kiara Shirley, 17, from Reed High School; Megan Escobosa, 17, from Reno High School; Sydney Laughton, 17, from Reno High School; and Katie Powell, 15, from Reno High School. Leadership students not pictured are Vicente Gapuz, 17, and Noel Aquino, 17, from Sparks High School; Blanca Ramirez, 17, from Wooster High School; Danielle Strozza, 17, from Spanish Springs High School; Josh Lee, 17, from Reno High School; Tafe Brown, 17, and Jordan Skipworth, 17, from Damonte Ranch High School; Shannon Carothers, 17, from North Valleys High School; and Giene Mae Camacho, 17, from ACT High School.
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SPARKS — Student members of The Chamber’s Leadership Reno Sparks (LRS) youth program collected $6,000 in funds and school supplies to support a positive behavior incentive program at Katherine Dunn Elementary School on O’Callaghan Drive in Sparks.

About half of the 40 student leaders presented Katherine Dunn Elementary School staff with the donation and various school supplies to help stock their student reward store Tuesday.

“One of the ways teachers and staff promote positive behavior among the students is by giving the students ‘cougar bucks’ as a reward for their behavior,” said Christi Quatro, spokeswoman for The Chamber. “Students may use them in a student store to buy school supplies an small toys. The school reports positive improvements in both academics and citizenship as a result of this program.”

The LRS youth program participants raised funds to replenish the student store’s stock. Any unused funds will be used to help students buy required school uniforms, Quatro said in a press release.

The Chamber offers three leadership and development programs to its members and the community. They are: Youth Leadership Reno Sparks; OnP.A.C.E.; and Adult Leadership Reno Sparks. The youth program enhances the leadership skills and community awareness of local high school students.

OnP.A.C.E. revolves around communication skills, personal leadership and professional development. The adult program is designed to help leaders increase their knowledge and awareness of issues and challenges facing the Truckee Meadows so they can prepare to be stronger leaders both within their organizations and throughout the community.

The youth program launched in 1994 and has more than 600 graduates. OnP.A.C.E launched in 2008 and has 75 graduates and the adult program debuted in 1984 and has more than 1,000 alumni.

For more information about The Chamber or its leadership programs, visit www.thechambernv.org.
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