Nominations for 9th and 10th Grade "Foundations of Leadership" Course (2nd Semester)

Please take 5 minutes to identify a 9th or 10th grade student leader for this course!

WHAT:
Foundations of Leadership (FOL) is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color This opportunity is a partnership between MMSD and GSAFE (Gay-Straight Alliance for Safe Schools). FOL seeks to foster in students a better understanding of themselves and their capacity for leadership and to empower youth to become active partners in the collective success of the individual and the community with an emphasis on racial justice, LGBTQ+ issues and social justice. The successful completion of this course will equip youth with the skills necessary to act as driven student leaders with the ability to create and sustain a safe and just learning environment.

Course logistics:
-Students meet year-round on Mondays, from 3:15-4:45pm.
-Students are transported to class at the UW Red Gym, and then transported home after class.
-Students receive Advanced Learning credit for their participation in the course.

Students in Foundations of Leadership will also meet with a mentor once a month at the student’s school during the school day. Adult mentors will coach students on identifying personal leadership characteristics, setting growth goals, overcoming obstacles and challenges, and measuring student progress.

More information can be found here: http://www.gsafewi.org/programs/youth-leadership/foundations-of-leadership/

WHEN:
The window for nominations is Dec. 6th - Jan. 10th. We will review nominations in January and begin interviewing nominees to gauge interest and commitment before 2nd Semester begins on January 23rd. There are 15+ openings in the course 2nd semester.

HOW:
Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a youth peer, parent/family member, or school staff. Please complete this brief form to nominate!
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