Foundations of Leadership

Foundations of Leadership is currently accepting nomination for the Spring 2015 semester.

Foundations of Leadership is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of students of color.  Eligible students are those who will be in grades 9-10 at any Madison Metropolitan School District high school by September 2014 and who show leadership talent.

“I am a Leader because I am intelligent. I am passionate and I have good intentions. When I put my mind to it my voice can be heard.”

– Naomi,10th grade, currently enrolled in Foundations of Leadership

The course seeks to foster in students a better understanding of themselves and their capacity for leadership and to empower youth to become active partners in the collective success of the community with an emphasis on racial justice, LGBTQ issues and social justice.  The successful completion of this course will equip youth with the skills necessary to act as driven student leaders with the ability to create and sustain a safe and just learning environment.

Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a youth peer, parent/family member, or school staff.  The application deadline for the 2014-2015 school year is December 1.  You can submit your nomination here.

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amy-testimonial“GSAFE’s LTI helped me become the person and activist I wanted to be, and helped me hone my skills so I could be a better leader.  I discovered myself in ways I never imagined.” – Amy, Former GSAFE Youth Activist