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

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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

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

Alpha Lead: Swag Crabs

Alpha Lead: Swag Crabs

Alpha Lead is one of those things that is hard to describe to someone that doesn’t know anything about it.  Basically, you go and are put into a group with people you have never meet before.  I guess a good way to think about it is that it is a very shortened version of Leadership Safari.  Then once a week for 5 weeks you meet and do different activities to become a stronger leader and learn more about yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses.

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Mentor/Mentee Retreat

Mentor/Mentee Retreat

Everyone who is a part of LAS gets a mentor as a freshman and a mentee as a sophomore.  About a month after classes get going and you get to know yours a little bit better, the whole LAS freshman and sophomore cohorts go on a weekend long getaway at Eagle Village to help strengthen the bond that you have formed already.  Read more

The Fred Factor

The Fred Factor

The Fred Factor is all about reinventing yourself and creating meaningful relationships with the people around you.  The idea of “becoming a Fred” is to become someone that really cares about the people in his or her life and would go out of their way to accommodate those people. Read more