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Darlington: HDLS Leadership Academy

Team members: Row 1 (l-r) Nicole Jones, Stan Kelly
(not pictured: Charlie Burry, Brian Hickman, Brandon Huggins)

The Leadership Academy consisted of 3 two-week sessions for three different groups. There was a group of 20 middle school male students, a group of 20 middle school female students, and a group of 15 co-ed students that were 15-17 years old. Each session consisted of education in various topics, guest speakers, community service, and social/communication opportunities.

Here is a summary:

Career Development
Hiring Process
Completing Applications
Interview/Communication Skills
Career Opportunities
Banking Skills

Character Education
Drug Abuse Education
Suicide Prevention Education
Bullying Prevention
Gang Activity Education

Health Education
Heart Disease
Other Health Issues

Community Leaders
Business Leaders
Prison Officials
Armed Forces

Social Opportunities
Mock Interviews
Zoo Trip
Dining Trips

Public Service
Car Washes
Volunteering at Businesses
Helping in Schools