Leadership Launch

Leadership Launch

This year I was fortunate enough to be apart of the Leadership Launch LEAD Team. A LEAD Team is basically a bunch of LAS scholars that join together to help plan, facilitate, or gather information from of for the Leadership Institute.  This year I had the opportunity to be apart of the 1st ever Leadership Launch team!
Put on in correlation with Special Olympics Michigan, Leadership Launch is a program that invites high school students and their special needs peers that are enrolled in the program Project Unify in their school (Learn more about Project Unify here: http://www.specialolympics.org/projectunify.aspx.) Together we explored more ways to produce an inclusive environment in each of the high schools in every aspect, not just sports.  Read more

Mentor/Mentee Retreat: Round 2

Mentor/Mentee Retreat: Round 2

This year I was able to attend the Mentor/Mentee Retreat for the second year in a row, however, this time I was the mentor.  It was an experience completely different than the one I had a year ago.  This time I did not feel like an outsider, but like I was actually a part of this family. Read more

Volunteering

Volunteering

This year I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer at the hospital here in Mt. Pleasant.  Although I am required by every club I am a part of to have volunteer hours, volunteering is something that I genuinely enjoy doing.  Having the ability to help someone and using that is one of the greatest things that someone can do in my opinion. Read more

COM 461

COM 461

Communication in Leadership is a different type of communications class.  You don’t spend the semester preparing speeches and writing long essays about topics that you don’t really care about.  Instead you learn about real world communication and how to apply what we have learned to your situation in order to get the best outcome possible.   Read more

PHL 118: Moral Problems

PHL 118: Moral Problems

As a part of my Leadership minor I was required to take a class that challenged me to look at the world differently.  Philosophy 118 is a class where you got to talk about all the topics that are banned in every other classroom.  Topics like abortion, rape, and capital punishment were talked about on the daily in the class.   Read more

A (Half) Year in Review: A Blog Within A Blog

A (Half) Year in Review: A Blog Within A Blog

In January, I blogged about my resolutions for the year.  I didn’t make one specific goals, like to eat healthier or to work out everyday, but rather, I made a goal to improve upon myself.  There were four questions I asked myself for the upcoming year with the responses from January below:   Read more

LAS in the D: Looking Back

LAS in the D: Looking Back

This trip was designed to help those of us who went, learn to lead, facilitate, and help even when we don’t think we can.  We experienced all of these things within the two short days that we were there.  The first day we met with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.  Here was get assigned to a classroom where we facilitated a few activities for the students.  Next we met with the butta and pilot students (much like a student council or NHS) where we taught them a few different games to play and how to run those. Read more