Jr. Leadership Casper is now accepting applicants! - Casper Area Chamber of Commerce Calling all 8th Graders! Improve self-confidence, communication / relationship skills, & leadership while learning about Natrona County & exploring career paths
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Jr. Leadership Casper is now accepting applicants!

Posted on May 25th, 2017

The Junior Leadership Casper Summer Program provides students entering the 8th grade  the opportunity to share a one (1) week  curriculum of  structured leadership activities.  Junior Leadership participants will work at age-appropriate levels to improve self-confidence, communication skills, relationship skills, and leadership while learning about community resources and exploring career paths.  Students will learn how local resources are structured and how they affect quality of life issues for residents of Natrona County. 

 

Structure  

Junior Leadership Casper will begin in June of 2017 with an introduction of the participants to the objectives of the program.  In an orientation session, students meet each other and learn how to use leadership skills to work together.

During the one (1) week program comprised of five (5) class sessions each student becomes involved in a series of interactive activities which take place every day June 26—June 30, 2017.  Classes will be held from 2:00 p.m.—5:00  p.m. daily.  The students will end the program  with graduation ceremonies to be conducted at the University of Wyoming at Casper College campus. 

Participants will have the opportunity to meet community leaders that will participate in the introductions of each day of classes. 

Participant costs for the program will be underwritten through local Casper businesses and organizations including Sinclair Casper Refining Company, University of Wyoming @ Casper, Gear Up and Dale Carnegie North Central US.   Class size will be limited to 20 participants.  

 

Program Qualifications

To qualify for the program, a student must be currently enrolled as a Natrona County student entering the 8th grade and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent. (In other words, the student must be classified as an 8th grade student August, 2017). Additionally the applicant’s parents and school administrator must sign off on the application.

The Application deadline is Friday June 9, 2017. Following the application process, qualified students will be contacted by June 16 2017.  A Mandatory Orientation will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Washington Park during the Sinclair Casper Movie Night event.  Classes will begin Monday, June 26th, 2017  from 2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. daily and  will run  through Friday, June 30th, 2017.   Graduation will be held on Friday, June 30th, 2017,  immediately following that day’s class. 

Applications are available on line at

www.casperwyoming.org or can be picked up at the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce building located at 500 N. Center Street, Casper, Wyoming,

Between the hours of 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday—Friday. 

For more information please contact the Chamber offices at 307-234-5311


Goals 

Teach students about community resources.  Provide leadership training and practice in leadership roles at a level compatible with 8th grade learning abilities. 

Increase self-awareness and self-confidence. Develop a sense of concern for the welfare of others. Challenge students to participate in school and community service.

Sessions topics to include:

¨ What is Leadership?

¨ Understanding Diversity & Empathy

¨ Building Self Confidence & Maturity

¨ Developing People Skills & Compassion

¨ Discovering Our Path & Contributing to Community

¨ Managing Stress & Improving Study Skills

Location

Sessions will be held on the University of Wyoming @ Casper College Campus  - Room 415 in the Union/University Building. 

 

The Junior Leadership Casper Program has been sponsored by the following Chamber Partner Businesses:

Sinclair Casper Refining Company

Dale Carnegie of Central Wyoming

University of Wyoming at Casper

Gear Up & Get Out There

Calling all 8th Graders!

Improve self-confidence, communication skills, relationship skills, and leadership while learning about community resources and exploring career paths!

Become a Junior Leader today!

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