On November 29th, International delegates and educators from the Global Peace Convention visited King Middle School for a site visit of the Leadership Academy program. The special guests included representatives from Global Peace Foundation, Washington Aid International Teens (WAIT), Department of Human Family Service, Afterschool All stars, teacher leaders from Kenya, Ireland, Iraq, and members of parliament from Uganda. Partners from the federal level, state level, and non-profit were present to learn and be informed about the Leadership Academy.
The program of the visitation included introductions, statements by partners, discussion of future plans, and testimonials by two Leadership Academy students from King Middle School. The guests joined the Leadership Academy with the students and enjoyed watching their interactive demonstrations and exercises.
The Leadership program was started in March of 2011, and is a character and leadership development program facilitated by college students. They teach students to become moral and innovative leaders through practical discussions and interactive exercises. They illustrate how leaders are not determined by age or position, but by their attitude and initiatives. This program is currently active at King Middle and Brown Middle School.
“Today our partners from agencies, non-profit, business, federal and state assembled to coordinate a way to work together in effort to have a positive impact in the lives of students in this school and others.” Tony Devine, Executive Director of Lead In.
For more information, please visit www.leadin.org.