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Discover the Leader Within You
Students often associate leadership with an impressive title. If they’re not President or Captain, they might not consider themselves to be leaders. But leadership doesn’t require a title. It is an attitude—a way of being—which anyone can express in any moment. Yes, of course students often lead in an official leadership role, like Class President; but they can make just as much of an impact from the middle or even the bottom of the pack. Who says you can’t be a leader as a center midfielder on the soccer team; or even as … a freshman!
In this interactive presentation, students learn that leadership is not just in some of us; it’s in every one of us.
Sara presents three key leadership principles—Owning Your Greatness, Owning Your Humanity, and Creating Community—that, when learned and applied, allow students to discover the leader inside of them without being stopped by the common roadblocks of fear, frustration, or a sense of powerlessness. These leadership principles arm students with a bulldozer to bust through anything that might be stopping them.
Students will have the opportunity to consider areas where they are already successful in practicing the three leadership principles, and how those areas can assist in UNLEASHING their leader within. By practicing these principles consistently, students will discover and BECOME the leaders they were meant to be.
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Breaking Free to Simply Be
So much about growing up is trying to fit in. You want your family to accept you; you want to fit in at school; you want to blend in with your neighborhood. When you were little, you probably learned rules about what you should look like, what you should say, how you should act, even how you should feel. Then when you got to middle school and high school, the rules grew exponentially because you had to negotiate cliques and peer pressure. There are so many rules to follow sometimes it can feel like you are losing who you are. You may even feel like a smaller version of yourself. You might not feel safe to express parts of yourself because of a fear of rejection or simply being afraid you just won’t fit in. The impact of suppressing yourself though can be overwhelming, suffocating, isolating and sometimes even life ending. It’s time to break free from the rules that bind you. Now is the time for YOU to simply BE YOU.
In this fun and interactive program, topics covered will include bullying, gender roles and expectations, authentic communication, and healthy and unhealthy habits to deal with emotions. Sara will share from her own roller coaster ride of being a quiet, awkward teen to becoming an outgoing, self-expressed adult. Participants will leave the program with the freedom to be themselves and the courage to share that with others.
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