8th Grade Program YOUTH LEADERSHIP GOALS AND OBJECTIVESâï¿½¨
Build self-esteem through participation and accomplishment.
Focus on leadership skills and define leadership qualities.
Provide an opportunity for middle school students to network with students from other campuses.
Inspire students to seek advanced education.
Provide information about career options.
PARTICIPANT SELECTION CRITERIA
Eighth grade students are to be nominated by their English teachers and final selections are to be made by the counselor and members of the youth leadership committee.
The team of six from each middle school is to be heterogeneous with reference to gender and race/ethnicity.
The three students not chosen will serve as alternates in the one event the students cannot participate.
Participants must not be a member of the student council or other organizations which are indicative of demonstrable leadership and must have no other personal or school commitment on the day of the youth leadership program.
Participants selected should be those who have “untapped” leadership potential and who have not been previously recognized.
Participants: 42 eighth grade students from the seven (7) BISD middle schools. [six (6) students from each middle school]
The Leadership Beaumont Youth Leadership program is the first-day activity of an eight-week summer youth employment program known as the ExxonMobil Green Team. During the program, students will be employed at Lamar University, Beaumont Independent School District or the City of Beaumont. During the day’s activities, session leaders will challenge the students to define their roles as future leaders so they may make their respective communities a better place in which to live.
This program is in its 21st year and has been underwritten by ExxonMobil. Students have been selected from Central Medical Magnet High School, Ozen Magnet High School, and West Brook High School.
Students that entering their senior year in August can be nominated to begin the next session in June. They will earn approximately $2,000 during the program.
For more information regarding this program please contact Amy Denison at (409) 838-6581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Ben Sheppard Student Leadership Forum Objectives
The John Ben Sheppard Student Leadership Forum is a one-day program designed
To engage the student participants in activities and discussions on the various styles and characteristics of leadership.
To engage the student participants in activities and discussions on the various methods of communications.
To teach the student participants a method of planning a goal.
To involve the student participants in using the goal planning method in planning a realistic community service project.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP FORUM SAMPLE AGENDA
8:15 – 8:30am Registration
8:30 – 9:00am Opening Session
Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 – 9:10am Break into Groups
9:10 – 9:25am Ice Breaker
9:25 – 10:20am Session I Leadership Skills
10:20 – 10:35am Session II Communication Skills
10:35 – 11:35am Session III Personal Goal Setting
11:35 – 11:55am Session IV Group Effectiveness
12:00 – 12:40pm Lunch
12:40 – 12:45pm Break into Groups by High School
12:45 – 1:55pm Session V – Service Project Planning
Discuss Community Projects
Identify a Specific Project
Develop a Plan
1:55 – 2:00pm Return to the Conference Room
2:00 – 3:15pm Group Presentations
3:15 – 3:30pm Closing Session – Awards and Recognition