BECOMING A LEADER is an innovative 11-week social-emotional learning (SEL) and leadership development program for high school teachers and their students. The program teaches students the fundamental competencies of SEL while instilling several character-building leadership skills necessary to thrive in today’s world.
BECOMING A LEADER uses evidence-based learning methods like critical questioning, project-based learning, and mentoring to move students to become self-aware and socially skilled leaders who approach their future with confidence. Students are better equipped to make important life decisions, set and achieve goals, and pursue further education beyond high school. It helps high school teachers connect with and mentor their students through pre-planned lessons and hands-on activities that activate each student’s unique skills and talents.
Ninth-graders from the Regional High School excelled at awareness of personal strengths, ability to articulate a personal belief system and core values, goal-setting, development of self-confidence, social skills, and identification of life passions.
ECY’s curriculum allows for leadership training during a time that this is difficult and more needed than ever. The curriculum also took them from an isolated world and allowed them to build social connection and have real talk about challenges.