In Nibley, Utah, Melissa Dabney had served on the Nibley Youth Council for three years before being elected the 1990-91 Youth Mayor. This was the first organization, school or community, that Melissa chose to join.
“I wasn’t a joiner,” she admits. “I didn’t want to put forth the effort.”
Then she saw what people can accomplish when they combine their ideas and efforts. She learned leadership skills by attending the Youth Council Leadership Institute at Utah State University and became a powerful organizer and motivator.
“I found out that I really could handle situations. Now I’m more willing to join, to get involved. It’s because I see that I can make a difference,” Melissa states.