2019 Emerging leaders summer program

Field Study: Impacting Education Policy From The Alabama Capitol To The U.S. Capitol

JuNe 23- 29, 2019 CAMP 3T (ASU Department of Fine Arts)

Emerging Leaders begin their SYLDI experience with a week of creative arts on the campus of Alabama State University through Camp 3T (Teaching Through Theater Arts). SYLDI are trained along with students from around the nation in acting, singing, dancing, oral interpretation, and stage/technical production. This week is proven to enhance communication, creativity, and overall confidence.

For more information on this program, please visit: http://www.toneastewartcamps.com/CAMP-3T.html

JULY 1-5, 2019 - DISCOVERING THE LEADER WITHIN)

Emerging Leaders will continue their journey of growth as leaders through a series of team building and personal development sessions in partnership with Troy University Department of Continuing Education and Community Outreach. Strategic Life Planning sessions will be held to give students a greater understanding of setting goals and establishing a personal vision and mission. Students will also develop an understanding of budgeting and leaving a legacy.

July 8-12, 2019- SPIRIT OF THE MOVEMENT (PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE)

During this week, Emerging Leaders explore the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement by touring historic sites in Montgomery, Dallas, and Lowndes counties. Students also engage with current efforts of Equal Justice Initiative, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and other civil rights advocacy organizations. Finally, students are equipped through nonviolent and conflict resolution training to continue as leaders in their schools and communities.

July 15-19, 2019- CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/ IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY (LOCAL/STATE)

As rising leaders, students will understand the inner workings of local and state government. Students will visit our Mayor/City Council, County Commission, Boards of Education (Local & State), State Legislature (House & Senate), State Capitol (Governor & Cabinet), and State Supreme Court. Students will also receive advocacy training and discover way they can voice their opinion on policies that affect them.

July 21-26, 2019 - CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/ IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY (NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL)

The highlight of the summer experience, Students will journey to our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.c. and discover national and international policy and advocacy.

July 29-August 2, 2019, 2019 - WRAPPING IT UP

Students will conclude the summer leadership experience with a 3 day “Race Car” immersion of entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology in partnership with The Hope Global Forum. Students will be equipped as healthy leaders to move from this summer experience ready to make an impact in their schools and community during the upcoming school year.