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Jr. Leadership

Junior Leadership Cape Coral is an educational and interactive program for local high school juniors.

One of the program goals is to provide supplemental learning possibilities to students interested in developing leadership skills before leaving their high school years. Another goal is to share with the students the many career possibilities in the local area.

Focus is on preparation for their future by learning about their local community. This is done in a nine session program filled with forums, specialized tours, and education by local business and community leaders. Students will examine local and relevant community issues at a mock City Council meeting. They will learn about the unique history of Cape Coral and meet local government officials. They will tour local television stations, radio stations and a local newspaper where they have an opportunity to learn about careers in media. They might even be on TV? They will tour a local hospital, speak with medical professionals and learn about medical careers. They will spend time learning about careers in public safety and law by visiting the Police & Fire departments, the Juvenile Justice Center and local courts.

The students are also guided in developing business, communication and networking skills. They will spend one day learning to market & brand themselves for college and job applications and developing social networking skills. Students will also visit two local schools and pair with teachers to teach a lesson to elementary and middle school students, as they explore the career possibilities in education. These are just some of the areas that the students will experience in this year’s class.

For more information on how your school or child can be involved, please contact Michelle Russ at (239) 549-6900 x111.

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