The Reverend John H. Scott Memorial Fund has awarded a $1000 grant to the Madison Technical Education Center for their Youth Leadership Development Academy.
The Academy of 20 students, grades 5-12 will have a unique opportunity to participate in an intensive five (5) month leadership development program culminating in the opportunity to host a parish-wide student leadership conference in May 20l3.
The leadership academy will include career counseling, expanded college guidance, and a leadership curriculum for the students. Guest speakers/leaders, who are experts in their fields, will present to the Academy, on topics such as listening skills, values, decisions-making, ethics, diversity, conflict management, appropriate risk taking, creative thinking, public speaking, and personal motivation. The Madison Technical Education Center staff as well as community leaders will work with the students providing hands-on learning experiences through participation in community activities.
Mr. Kendrick Pullen, former Vice President of the Board of Directors and Grant Award Committee member had this to say regarding the awarding of the grant, "The Rev. John H. Scott Memorial Fund is very pleased to partner with Dr. Candler and the Madison Technical Education Center. We look forward to not only monitoring the success of the program but also the development of those young people who have been selected to participate."