Leadership, Exploration, Action and Development
A re-imagined Friends Corp., LEAD builds a commitment and capacity to lead amongst 8th and 9th grade members from the Horizons and New Canaan Country School communities through personal development, the creation of authentic and trusting relationships, and a shared exploration of issues facing their communities. We are excited to be rolling out a new program called LEAD, which stands for Leadership, Exploration, Action and Development, in spring 2019. The newly reimagined program will focus on building authentic relationships and developing the leadership skills of 8th and 9th graders from the Country School and Horizons communities. Our first cohort of 8th graders will be small and will be accepted based on applications they will submit in March. This small group of budding leaders will work with adult leaders to co-create the future LEAD program which, in the future, will engage a larger number of 8th and 9th graders who sign on for a two-year participation commitment (8th and 9th grade). We hope that the newly designed program will create a space where students can find areas of shared passion that they can work on together.