Lone Star College Leadership High school is accepting applications for students interested in developing leadership skills and becoming better informed of the issues facing their community.
“This is a wonderful chance for high school students to network and develop relationships with community leaders,” said Kay Fitzsimons, LSC Community Leadership and Engagement executive director. “Along with learning what it takes to be a successful leader, students can also use this experience on their college applications to demonstrate work outside the conventional classroom.”
Leadership High School is a leadership development and community awareness program for high school sophomores and juniors in the Lone Star College service area. The program, which is sponsored by Leadership North Houston, Leadership Montgomery County and Lone Star College, offers a curriculum that allows students to recognize and develop personal leadership skills and abilities and learn how to initiate positive change in the community.
The program begins in October with an orientation and leadership skills retreat followed by intensive, monthly sessions concluding in April. These sessions offer students the opportunity to interact with community leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries. The program also focuses on peer-to-peer learning and how to work effectively in a team environment during a community service project.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 22. This program is offered at no cost to participants. Students and parents interested in learning more or applying can visit LoneStar.edu/Leadership-HighSchool.
“Our goal is to increase understanding of a leader’s role in the community and the importance of making personal community service contributions,” said Fitzsimons. “We also want students to understand the need for positive student leaders in the community.”
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.