Our mission is to “bridge community perspectives” through small circles of change!
The purpose of the program is to cultivate leadership qualities in students from Grand Haven and Muskegon areas.
The outcome will be enhanced personal skills, leadership capacity to create change and a greater understanding of each community.
The process includes:
- Monthly meetings alternating between each community
- School visits
- Community leaders sharing their stories
- Community service projects
Benefits for Students
Participating students establish a strong foundation by gaining an understanding of their own leadership style and the style of fellow classmates. They solidify that foundation through a series of in-depth learning opportunities, which bring them awareness of local issues that will have an impact on their future. It also helps them to understand the differences of both communities and to respect those differences.
Benefits for the Community
The future of our community is dependent on our young people. The students in this program gain enhanced personal skills, a better understanding of the community and leadership skills to create change. These students also become more open-minded when going into situations, and less stereotypical towards others.
Students participate September through March with monthly meetings. Each of the schools have their own selection processes to choose students to participate.
Current Class Information
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Nancy Manglos, Program Director