Student Leadership Summit
The summit is open to principals, teachers and students attending Kentucky's public schools.
Attendees will learn more about GRC's implementation and approach to the Student Leadership Challenge for it's 1,600 students through large and small group sessions, experiential learning activities, panel discussions, and a closing session focused on Encouraging the Heart.
What educators are saying about the Student Leadership Challenge:
"I knew the Student Leadership Challenge would be a vehicle to grow and prepare our students for the next phase of life while also transforming our school culture," principal David Bolen, George Rogers Clark High School. "Educating students is so much more than earning 25 credits to graduate. It's about helping students learn to be the best they can be and believe in the power they have within to accomplish anything. This program's empowerment pushes students to nurture the strengths within themselves and see what they haven't seen before."
Jill Angelucci, assistant principal at George Rogers Clark High School, "The Student Leadership Challenge has been an amazing catalyst for student-led change at GRC. The program has helped our teachers grow in their own leadership capacity while facilitating leadership growth in our students. The impact the Student Leadership Challenge has had on our school and local community is inspiring and continues to grow. The potential of this program is unlimited!"
"This is a powerful program that will increase leadership capacity in our staff as well as in our students. Anything that we can do to promote the Leadership Challenge will only benefit the students of Clark County and frankly the students of the Commonwealth," Dustin Howard, principal, Robert D. Campbell Junior High School.
Jason Kincaid, PASS teacher, Robert D. Campbell Junior High School
, "I feel that The Leadership Challenge has brought a focus to what vision I have as a leader in my school and district. My hope is that from The Leadership Challenge we as schools (RDC and GRC) can forge a relationship where we can build up great leaders not only in our staff but in our students as well. I left The Leadership Challenge with an intentional desire to focus on the strenghts that I have and work to improve on areas that I can grow in. I appreciate that The Leadership Challenge gave me the insight and the tools to sharpen my abilities as a leader."
"The Student Leadership Challenge has taken off at GRC. Students and staff have already felt the impact of this program on our school culture. We have not even begun to scratch the surface of where we can take this. Our two-day Student Leadership Challenge Blitz at the start of the 2019-2020 school year will stay with me for the rest of my career," Scott Loscheider, George Rogers Clark High School Assistant Principal.
"I really enjoyed our experience at the leadership challenge appreciate this being brought to our district. The leadership challenge was a meaningful experience that caused me to re-think the way that I approach leadership. It incorporates powerful analytical tools that help us understand t
he differences between our beliefs as leaders and the actions we take on a day-to-day basis. I think that this program is an impactful tool that could be used at any level of leadership," Luke Toy, teacher, Robert D. Campbell Junior High School.
Madeline Mudd Gash of George Rogers Clark High School, "The Student Leadership Challenge has been of immense benefit to the students at George Rogers Clark High School. Through working together in community service roles, strategizing in team-building activities, and taking time to reflect on personal leadership skills, students have been able to grow as leaders in school as well as in their community. Seeing students become more self-aware of their leadership skills and their impact on others is one of the best parts of being a teacher involved in The Student Leadership Challenge. As we continue this program, I am confident that many more students will discover their leadership potential and will continue to make a difference in their school, community, and state."
What Students are saying about the Student Leadership Challenge:
“I’ve been enabled in ways I never expected, empowered in ways I never imagined, and trusted to step up in ways I could never fully thank. This is what the Leadership Challenge has done for me. This is what it is teaching me to do for others,"
Maxwell Clark, 12 grade, George Rogers Clark High School.
Hayden Turley, 12th grade, George Rogers Clark High School, "The Leadership Challenge has taught me that leaders are everywhere. No matter the privileges we have, pasts we’ve experienced, or futures set before us, we all have the capacity to build our leadership skills to their fullest potential in any environment."
The Winchester Sun ran an article about GRC applying for a grant to support the Student Leadership Challenge. To read the article, click here .