Leadership Academy Explores Community Building
High School juniors who are interesting in learning how to create positive change in their communities are invited to enroll in the High School Leadership Academy at Alma College.
Academy participants work with Alma College faculty and current students to explore issues and ideas that affect local, state, national and international communities. This year’s academy takes place July 9-15, and will focus on moving communities to being healthy, economically vigorous and environmentally sustainable.
Instructor Murray Borrello meets with last year's summer participants.
Applications are requested by May 20. Questions may be directed to the Alma College Center for Responsible Leadership at (989) 463-7981. Applications forms also are available online.
“The students will use a variety of multimedia tools to create an original documentary video that explores where their communities are today and what they might be in the near future,” says Sally Scheide, assistant director of the Center for Responsible Leadership.
The 2010 participants videotape an interview for their documentary.
The students will gain experience in conducting field research, persuasive storytelling, digital video editing and movie making. In addition, participants will expand their leadership skills through interactive sessions in which values, integrity and commitment to action are explored.
The Academy is made possible through a gift from The Dow Chemical Company.
The 2010 participants do field research.
Posted: Fri, April 22nd, 2011 at 8:26AM