JLC 2021-2022 Program Goals & Expectations
The course curriculum is centered around The Student Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes & Barry Posner and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Steven Covey. Local community leaders and industry professionals also contribute to the class through a series of guest speaker panels. The tentative course curriculum is below.
Session days are held on Wednesdays (except for the retreat) and meet from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
September 26, 2021
Mandatory Opening Retreat - Diakon Youth Services, Boiling Springs
Students participate in a day-long retreat in order to break the ice and get to know each other. They'll engage in fun team-building activities, establish group norms, and begin to develop relationships with one another.
October 6, 2021
Leadership - Habit 1: Be Proactive & Student Leadership Challenge
For students to identify what attributes make a good leader. To assess their own leadership skills. And to become more aware of their personal habits that either contribute toward or take away from their leadership skills.
November 3, 2021
Communication - Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
For students to understand how important communication is regarding leadership. This includes establishing personal values and a personal mission statement. Then, reflecting those values and mission in actions and communications.
December 1, 2021
Community Service - Habit 3: Putting First Things First
For students to appreciate privilege and servant leadership. With the habit, we look at how to prioritize their daily activities with so many distractions and demands on their time.
No class in January.
February 2, 2022
Government & Economics - Habit 4: Think Win-Win
For students to obtain an understanding of how it is their civic duty as a leader to vote. That we can do more to “be the change we want to see in the world” at the local level. Additionally, if we think win-win in the government and economic arena as leaders we can achieve more for everyone.
March 2, 2022
Problem Solving - Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
For students to use their leadership skills to solve the problems by accepting other people’s contributions and even to understand the actual problem. To realize that not every problem needs to be solved by them and that it is good to have a difference of opinion.
April 6, 2022
Putting the Pieces Together - Habit 6 & 7: Synergize & Sharpen the Saw
In the final session, we hope to wrap up all the leadership skills that have been demonstrated and the techniques that have been learned. Through synergizing groups present what they have learned, and we close with them planning for their future that includes how they take care of themselves so they can be the best leaders. They must recognize that a good leader cannot spread themselves as thin as some students do.
May 4, 2022 - Make-up date if needed.
May 13, 2022 - JLC Graduation - Location to TBD.
* There will be 2 community service projects selected by the class. Each student must attend at least one project. Projects will be held on a Saturday and be approximately 4hrs in length.