Taking the Lead: Leadership and Community Service
An empty building turning into a beautiful library, the garbage disposal area of a small neighborhood becoming a green soccer field or an animal shelter for street animals; If you often dream of change but don’t know where to start, if you have a passion you would like to pursue about a social issue such as protecting the environment, human or animals’ rights but you need guidance about starting a movement about it, this course is just for you.
Taking the Lead focuses on providing students with the tools necessary to build their awareness of social problems and the needs of different communities around them. It is our experience in RC that volunteering gives young kids the confidence and the courage they need to blossom in all areas of their lives. Developing creative communication, developing resilience to difficult problems of the world, discovering personal interests, skill sets and motivations are especially crucial to the character building of young students.
Taking the Lead takes things even further by introducing students to leading socially relevant projects. The activities in this two-week course are designed to notice and analyze the needs of a community, to establish active and creative communication with other peers, and to build a team and to take responsibility for others.
Students will also experience the realities behind preparing a budget for a project and work on their organizational skills in a controlled and supported environment.
Taking the Lead supports emotional and social learning of the students involved through a series of empathy and communication games, project simulations, encounters with actual volunteers and day trips spread around the two-weeks program.
Sibling / Alumni Discount
* Alumni or Sibling discount applies to all registered siblings.