A student’s educational needs are manifold. Academic success is key, however, a student’s education must transcend to the higher level of adult life skills. These life skills help students attain the true goal of education, which is transforming general studies into professionally honed skills for living. To provide group mentoring/social enhancement is to give students the opportunity to learn lessons only experience can provide. Offering group mentoring (peer to peer mentoring) to students will empower them to lead with knowledge & character. When students are encouraged to work as a cooperative community while developing their individual talents, it gives them the confidence to achieve success in academia & all that is applicable to the successes of daily living.
Loyalty – Loyalty is defined as faithfulness or a devotion to a person, group, or cause. Loyalty to faith, family, community, and goal accomplishment are imperatives for the developing and veteran leader.
Educated – Education is a foundational key to wisdom and empowerment. Knowledge is the key component of success.
Accountability – A leader must understand that accountability is the “checks & balances” of success. Faith, Family, and Community accountability must exist to keep the leader focused on their purpose.
Distinguished – “Successful, authoritative, and commanding great respect.” A leader distinguishes themselves as “set apart.” Not for the purpose of self-aggrandizement, but to humbly show others that they themselves are unwavering in leading with higher guiding principles.
Eager – Eagerness is an impetus to goal attainment. A leader must be eager to not only light the torch, but to carry the Shining Light as a means of clear navigation for themselves and others.
Responsible – Although the most basic of all the keys to being an effective leader, responsibility is THE all-encompassing of quality leadership. A leader must demonstrate responsibility in all that they do, from the seemingly insignificant to the weightiest of tasks. Without a high view of responsibility, the leader fails. Promoting, teaching, and solidifying the importance of responsible leaders are all vital keys in what we must accomplish.
We believe these core concepts will develop leaders that will positively impact the classroom, community, and home. We use strength based curriculum to empower the developing leader. The “40 Developmental Assets” as outlined by the Search Institute serve as a guideline of said curriculum. These guidelines and principles as stated in the “40 Developmental Assets” include key concepts such as: Family Support, Achievement Motivation, Planning and Decision Making, & Religious Community. These assets serve as a clear snapshot of what we are committed to in the development of the future leaders of our community, nation, and world.