(WKTV) - Just before the start of the new school year, high school students are giving back to the community and learning what it takes to be a leader.
The Underground Cafe and Utica Safe Schools has been running a week-long Leadership Camp for the past six years. It's a chance to get the teens involved in something outside the walls of their schools.
On Wednesday, they cleaned up and worked on sets at the Players of Utica. The group also watched an improv skit teaching them how to best communicate.
"The camp is based off teaching kids how to give back to the community, what types of leadership there are, different things you can do to be leaders, as well as introduce and meet other peers," said Adam O'Hearn of the Underground Cafe.
Underground Cafe is an after-school program for Proctor High School, but for the camp, New Hartford, Clinton, Holland Patent and Remsen students also participate.