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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | AGES 12-16 | Born: 2006-2010

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Learning about who you are as a leader is very important as a teenager. The Leadership Development Program will assist youth in understanding what skills they posses as a leader, along with how they can become a better leader at school and in the work industry.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Learning about who you are as a leader is very important as a teenager. The Leadership Development Program will assist youth in understanding what skills they posses as a leader, along with how they can become a better leader at school and in the work industry.

Specialty Workshops

The Leadership Development Program does not only focus on workshops that facilitate a discussion on leadership.  Rather we will also have guests come in to teach us new things that may help us become leaders. For instance, understanding banking and how bank accounts work will help us be financially responsible as a leader in the future.

Teamwork and Initiatives

Participants will participate in team initiatives. These initiatives will be purposefully planned to focus on a leadership or team attribute. Thus, these experiential activities will lead to a focused discussion and workshop on that particular attribute. 

Group Reflections

As an individual or a team go through group dynamics, it is important to reflect and debrief.  Each of our themes of the programs will have a meaningful debrief activity that showcases to the leadership participants different ways of reflecting and sharing insight with others.

Skill Sharing

We believe that there is value and importance for leaders to share their skills and insights with others. Through creative activities and initiatives, the group will be able to share their skills to assist others in their own development.  After these exercises, participants will really understand their strengths and how they can help others by utilizing their strengths.

Resources

Our staff utilize many different resources to facilitate the Leadership Development Program. We believe in the importance of facilitating in different ways as leaders will need to be flexible and ready for new opportunities to try things.  

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Specialty Workshops
Teamwork and Initiatives
Group Reflections
Skill Sharing
Resources

*** An Opportunity to Grow from two different Leadership Programs ***

Our Leadership Development Program in built on developing a community and the "I AM A GRYPHON" values (be respectful, caring, determined, engaged and authentic). Throughout the program participants are working together in creating their own community, foster and encourage leadership skill development, and personal growth through facilitated workshops and discussions by our Gryphon Program Facilitators and Program Directors.

We have designed workshops and activities that are engaging, have participants communicating and collaborating with each other, actively moving and laughing together. Workshops will include self-motivation, working in teams, personal leadership traits, how to lead a group, time management, work opportunities (job searching, resumes, interviews), how to be fiscally responsible, public speaking, how to make your voice heard and conflict resolution. Our Leadership staff will present volunteer opportunities and help participants find hours to support their high school volunteer program.  Note: The leadership programs have separate concepts and activities. They are designed for the age group that will be participating in the program.  

Leadership Foundations (August 8th-12th) - week long program is designed for youth 12-14 years old.

The program is focused on teamwork and experiential learning through interactive initiatives. Campers will gain an insight into group dynamics and working together with other individuals to problem solve and work in an environment that is respectful of idea sharing. The goal for campers is for individuals to be better prepared for group work at school and how to work with others in a variety of different environments. It will be an engaging week of initiatives and debrief/reflections. We can’t wait to see these individuals taking the first step on the path to being a community leader.

Leadership Challenge (August 15th-19th & August 22nd-26th)- a two-week program for youth 14-16 years old.

This summer we are extremely excited to be basing many of our workshops and reflections from The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. During the two weeks, participants will explore through interactive workshops and experiential activities how to Model The Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. During the week of August 29th-September 2nd, participants will have the option to sign up for volunteer hours and assist camp with the wrap up of summer 2022.

 

Mon Aug 8 - Fri Aug 12, 2022 | Leadership Foundations | Ages 12-13 | 8:30am-4:30pm | [WAITLIST ONLY]

this week long program is designed for youth 12-13 years old, who are starting to take an interest in leadership and taking on additional responsibilities with extra curricular activities. The program is focused on teamwork and experiential learning through interactive initiatives, including participation on our low ropes course. Campers will gain an insight into group dynamics and working together with other individuals to problem solve and work in an environment that is respectful of idea sharing. The goal for campers is for individuals to be better prepared for group work at school and how to work with others in a variety of different environments. It will be an engaging week of initiatives and debrief/reflections. We can’t wait to see these individuals taking the first step on the path to being a community leader.

Activity Details

28754 - August 8, 2022 to August 12, 2022

Mon Aug 15 - Fri Aug 26, 2022 | Leadership Challenge (2 Week Program) | Ages 14-16| 8:30am-4:30pm | [WAITLIST ONLY]

This is a two-week program that takes place Monday to Friday. This summer we are extremely excited to be basing many of our workshops and reflections from The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. During the two weeks, participants will explore through interactive workshops and experiential activities how to Model The Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. During the week of August 29th-September 2nd, participants will have the option to sign up for volunteer hours and assist camp with the wrap up of summer 2022. These hours can be used towards their high school hours.

Activity Details

28753 - August 15, 2022 to August 26, 2022

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