We are taught algebra, Homer’s The Odyssey, battles of the Civil War; we are not taught leadership skills, how to create a project from scratch, finding who you truly are, and creating the life you want. It’s time to change this.
You don’t have to simply be a follower of an out-of-date schooling system; you can be a leader, an entrepreneur, a self-starter, and a change-maker. We have the resources, skills, and trainers to help transform you from ordinary student into a servant leader.
At the Carlsbad Student Leader Academy, you will be enriched in a unique, life-changing opportunity to re-define who you truly are and the impact you want to leave on the world. We have helped 125 students become leaders in their community. Will you be the next one?
The City of Carlsbad Housing and Neighborhood Services, in partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District, the Servant Leadership Institute, and programming powered by the YouSchool are offering a new experiential, challenge-based leadership academy with proven methodology to catalyze High School aged students who are residents in Carlsbad to reach their fullest potential as emerging leaders.
Here is what you can expect at this exclusive Leader Academy:
Become empowered to take action in your community
Connect with local city professionals, mentors, and motivated peers
Engage in fun group activities to develop leadership skills
Discover who you are and what your mission is through deep reflection
Brainstorm and develop projects of your choice with the necessary resources and assistance
For students who are considering the path their future might take, are you clear about the great story your life could tell? You only get one life, so make it count.
PHASE ONE: In the first phase students will go through the YouSchool- a self-discovery based program that helps High School students understand their life through the lens of story, and take charge of getting the resources to reach their fullest potential to tell a compelling story with their lives. The culmination of Phase One will conclude with a personal storytelling night by each participant.
PHRASE TWO: For second phase, students will gain practical leadership tools and a framework for owning their personal development into leaders and effective influence, through a learn-by-doing curriculum called LeadSchool.
PHASE THREE: The third phase will involve presenting a Challenge-Based Project solution to a real life problem in the Carlsbad community, applying lessons learned from the first two phases through a program called ServeSchool. Students apply the lessons they learned from the first two phases to come up with a solution to a problem in Carlsbad they are passionate about. City leaders, such as the mayor, speak to students about their own story and give suggestions on how to create success with their projects.
THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, HOW
WHO CAN APPLY -- Any Carlsbad resident AND/OR anyone who goes to school in Carlsbad (grades 9-12) at NO COST to you
WHAT TO EXPECT -- an experiential, challenge based leadership development program in a peer setting
WHEN -- Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm
Fall Session, 2018
Mondays September 17 - November 19
Applications due: Sunday, September 2
Participant notification: Friday, September 7
WHERE -- 2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA 9008