The intent of this research is to develop support for implementing first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training delivered to adolescents as a method of developing leadership skills among peers. Introducing students to life-saving skills turns the general perception of youth leadership development from making something fun to creating a seriousness about youth leadership. Adolescents can focus on learning the medical skills taught and then implementing those techniques with their peers. This transfer of information to hands-on practices empowers these young adults to support one another and ensuring safe, effective, first aid and CPR practices on the surface. On a deeper level, the goal is to establish coveted leadership skills such as listening, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and teamwork.

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College or School

College of Professional Studies Granite Division

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Spring 2017