The Junior Leadership Casper Program provides students entering the 8th grade and 9th grade the opportunity to share a week long 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.
-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:
- Being Your Best Self
- Giving of Yourself
- Leading with Your Heart
- Being an Agent of Change
Junior Leadership Casper will begin on October 2, 2018 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 week long program comprised of four (4) class sessions each student becomes involved in a series of interactive activities which take place on October 2nd, October 4th, October 9th, and October 11, 2018. Classes will be held from 4:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. 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 the University of Wyoming @ Casper and Elevate Wyoming. Class size will be limited to 20 participants.
Snacks will be provided in class.
To qualify for the program, a student must be currently enrolled as a Natrona County student entering the 8th or 9th grade and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent. (In other words, the student must be classified as an 8th or 9th grade student August, 2018). Additionally the applicant’s parents and/ or school administrator must sign off on the application.
The Application deadline is Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Following the application process, qualified students will be contacted by September 28, 2018 . Classes will begin Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and will take place on October 2nd, October 4th, October 9th, and October 11, 2018. Graduation and ice cream social will be held immediately following the October 11, 2018 class.
Providing leadership training and practice in leadership roles at a level compatible with 8th & 9th grade learning abilities