On Wednesday, December 12, the Missouri AfterSchool Network hosted its first High School Student Leadership Summit with Matthew and Joseph Moheban of 220 Leadership. 70 students from seven afterschool programs throughout the state came together at the University of Missouri for leadership training and a campus tour.
The event was designed as a leadership retreat for high school students to dream about their futures, consider the possibilities, and make a plan to achieve their 220 (second-to-none) life. Through small and larger group discussions, attendees delved into topics including obstacles to success, thinking outside of the box, stepping out of their comfort zones, and reverse engineering a plan, with SMART goals, to achieve their dreams – whatever they may be.
The training offered lots of hands-on opportunities for students to apply critical thinking skills, problem solve and network and build relationships with students from other parts of Missouri. Youth also had the opportunity to go on a campus tour at the University of Missouri, led by current college students, who fielded their questions about campus life, degree programs, and much more.
As part of their participation in the event, attendees and their program leaders will also receive access to materials to continue their visioning and planning beyond the summit. This is a great way for afterschool leaders to integrate college and career planning into their programs, and with access to the free resources, they can take the same curriculum ideas back for the youth unable to attend the in-person training.
Sound like something of interest for youth in your program?
MASN is planning a second High School Student Youth Leadership Summit for Spring 2019 (date TBD) to be held at Missouri Science and Technology’s campus in Rolla, MO.
For more information, stay connected through the MASN Pipeline, Facebook page, or contact Brad Lademann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be on the lookout for a highlight film from this week’s summit, which will be shared in early 2019.