Story County fifth- through eighth- graders, are you looking for a fun way to gain leadership skills? Register today for Ricochet 1: An Extreme Leadership Adventure, an exciting Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth leadership experience, scheduled for March 19 and March 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Collegiate United Methodist Church 2622 Lincoln Way in Ames.

Ricochet 1 is offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Story County. The name "Ricochet" simply means that leadership opportunities may present themselves in many different ways and at unexpected times. Youth will explore leadership attitudes, leadership information, communication skills, decision-making skills and stress management skills through interactive games, activities and a panel of community members. The group will use what they learn to identify a community need and develop a service project to address the need.

Registration information is available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/boone/4h. Address questions to Annette Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach, Boone office at 432-3882, annbrown@iastate.edu, or Mary Wilkins, ISU Extension and Outreach, Story office at 515-382-6551, mwilkins@iastate.edu.