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What is In the Lead

In the Lead is a strengths based leadership program for high school students that incorporates both mentoring and volunteering components.

The program lasts for one school semester and is currently worth 3 credits with Alberta Education.

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STRENGTH BASED LEARNING

WE FOCUS ON WHAT IS STRONG NOT WRONG

While our students are moving away from focusing on what doesn't work in their lives, In the Lead provides them with an opportunity to move towards what does work.

This approach leads to more thoughtful, engaged, caring young members of the community.

Click here watch what our students have to say about this idea.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In the Lead also explores the practical aspect of leadership through group volunteering events where all of the participants actively engage in activities that give back to the community.

Volunteering

THE PROGRAM:

1

It is engaging students within their community in a meaningful way which enables them to understand and embrace their ability to help others.

2

It gives them the opportunity to practice the leadership skills learned in class.

3

It allows them to see themselves through the lens of someone helping others as opposed to someone needing help.

COACH / MENTOR

Coaches volunteer from local corporations and are trained by the In the Lead team to provide individual support to students.

Volunteer Coaches foster the development of strengths through one on one meetings and ongoing communication throughout the semester.

OUTSTANDING RESULTS

THE WOW FACTOR

Measuring Change: Increases in participant's strengths are grouped into three categories: low, moderate and high. Any degree of increase is good, but an increase above 26% is considered significant.

ALL YOUNG LEADERS

positive peer relationships
43%
INCREASE
self esteem
57%
INCREASE
caring / social sensitivity
69%
INCREASE

ALL COACHES

bonding to their role at work
21%
INCREASE
cultural acceptance
35%
INCREASE
positive relationships
31%
INCREASE
It gave me a sense of responsibility in my city and community.
-ITL Graduate

What's Next?

We want to engage in new partnerships that will allow us to build on the existing potential in all high school students in our city by developing leadership skills, fostering positive character traits, and creating a positive connection with community.

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