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Leadership U - Steering Committee Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: LEADERSHIP HOWARD COUNTY INC

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Do you enjoy shaping the future of high school students? Do you want to serve on a dynamic team of leaders who design curriculum, train youth and young adults, and develop leadership programs? Are you an emerging leader who just needs an opportunity to develop your skills and talents in a real-world setting? Are you highly motivated and love having a positive impact in your community? If you answered yes, then this may be the perfect time for you to join our steering committee.

Leadership U Program Overview

Leadership U (LU) is a unique leadership development and community service program available for Howard County (HoCo) high school sophomores. Eligible students must live or go to school in HoCo and going into their junior year of high school at the start of our 1-week summer team-building program. Students continue in the 4-month program in the Fall 2022 to foster leadership growth and civic engagement through three pillar areas:

  • Education on Community Issues (including Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)
  • Development of Community Service Projects
  • Development of Student’s Unique Leadership Skills


About the Leadership U Steering Committee

The Leadership U Steering Committee is designed to help Leadership Howard County staff plan, steer, and evaluate the Leadership LU program. The Steering Committee consist of high school students, educators, and community/business leaders who organize volunteer opportunities, help with recruitment of new committee members and Leadership U candidates, participate in fundraisers, and engage LU students when volunteering at our Summer Week or Sunday Sessions.

The Steering Committee provides advice and assistance in the management of the program by:

  • Make recommendations for programmatic improvement
  • Serve as advocate/spokesperson for Leadership U
  • Helps with program implementation (including helping to plan portions of the summer week, phone calls, recruiting volunteers for chaperoning, working with mentors)
  • Serve as a resource for identification, recruiting, and vetting new committee members
  • Participate in the recruitment and interviewing of LU candidates
  • As available, attend at least one Summer Week and one Sunday sessions with the students

Serving on a Committee:
Steering Committee members are encouraged to serve on 1 of 6 committees:

  • Recruitment Committee
  • Interview Committee
  • Summer Week Committee
  • Leadership Toolkit Committee
  • Mentors Committee
  • Community Outreach Committee


Time Commitment
The time commitment varies based on your availability. However, Members are expected to attend 6 Steering Committee meetings held every other month on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting in mid-July. Additionally, we encourage steering committee members to participate in student-related activities at least once per year.

Virtual Steering Committee Meetings (Dates TBD: July, September. November, January, March, May)

How Do I Start the Interview Process?

  • Fill out the online volunteer application: www.leadershiphc.org/leadership-u-steering-committee-application/
  • Schedule an interview
  • Complete the background check

For more information, please send an e-mail to Sasha E. Butler at sbutler@leadershiphc.orgor call 410-730-4474 Ext. 5.

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About LEADERSHIP HOWARD COUNTY INC

Location:

6760 ALEXANDER BELL DR, STE 260, COLUMBIA, MD 21046, US

Mission Statement

Leadership Howard County is the critical force in preparing, inspiring, connecting and sustaining community leaders to make Howard County the best place to live, work and play.

Description

About Leadership Howard County

When Leadership Howard County was launched in 1986, visionary community leaders built the foundations of an organization intended to help sustain the growing county. Literally in the middle of the exploding Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region, Howard County sought to maintain a community built on the principles of sustainability and inclusion. Leadership Howard County’s first classes included leaders of new businesses, newly created nonprofits and many others dedicated to working together to build a thriving community.

Leadership U Program Overview

Leadership U (LU) is a unique leadership development and community service program available for Howard County (HoCo) high school sophomores. Eligible students must live or go to school in HoCo and going into their junior year of high school at the start of our 1-week summer team-building program. Students continue in the program 4-month program to foster leadership growth and civic engagement through three pillar areas:

  • Education on Community Issues
  • Student Developed Community Service Projects
  • Development of Student’s Unique Leadership Skills

Mentor and Volunteers Roles

Purpose: To mentor, coach, and support Leadership U (LU) students as they develop their leadership skills, and design and implement community service projects.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Columbia, MD 21046

(39.16626,-76.84327)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Steering Committee members are expected to attend six (6) meetings a year. Meetings are held every other month on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting in mid-July. Members are encourage to participate in activities at least once per year.
  • - Enthusiasm for working with teenagers (high school aged) - Knowledge of or interest in community service, advocacy, and diversity equity, and inclusion. - Commitment to contribute to the development of the Leadership U program.

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