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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

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

Health Education
Heart Disease
Diabetes
Other Health Issues

Speakers:
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