Happy New Year- Leaders UNITE Style!

Hi everyone! On behalf of Leaders UNITE, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, filled with happiness and success. To start the New Year on a positive note, like my Facebook status for a YAS!

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For those of you that do not know, YAS is a Leaders UNITE social media movement. YAS stands for You Are Special and highlights the positive traits we see in one another. Feel free to post this as your status to continue the movement. For each person that likes the status, I will post on their wall, beginning with, “YAS because…” and then saying nice things about the person. It is easy and fun. So like my status- or make it your own- to give it a try!

We are happy to spread positivity on Facebook! The status can be found on my personal page and on the Duke YAS page.

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I Lead Because…(Ivana)

I lead because… I love being a positive impact on the group dynamic. I love the feeling of checking off a goal on the list and knowing that everyone was happy to put in their best effort to achieve the goal. I love offering compromises, combining different ideas, and providing advice and information during difficult situations. I love speaking in front of other people and seeing my visions come to life through leading.

-Ivana

The 2015-2016 Schedule Is Here!!

Here is the Leaders UNITE schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. We are doing things a little bit differently this year, but we believe that this schedule will more accurately portray the goals of the club as well as be more practical for a diverse amount of schools with different club times, resources, etc. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, feel free to email or contact leadersuniteclub@gmail.com . We are excited for the upcoming school year and cannot wait to see what you all will accomplish!

leaders unite 2015-2016 schedule

Leaders UNITE Goals for 2015-2016 School Year

Hi everyone! Here is a list of some of the Leaders UNITE goals for the upcoming school year. We hope everyone will become involved with the many opportunities present and that we can help spread positivity and leadership throughout the larger community.

  1. Create YAS Facebook pages for all groups involved so that people can post YAS statuses to others within the community.
  2. Implement Compliment Card boxes in more of the schools involved with the club.
  3. Have more students create their own volunteer projects to post on the website and organize.
  4. Host a conference with some of the local schools involved with this club.
  5. Continue expanding Leaders UNITE to other schools.

We will announce projects and news events throughout the year, so stay up to date on everything through the website. Check the News page for the most recent updates, and we hope to see you all involved in the upcoming school year!

Meet Miriam

I would like to introduce everyone to Miriam W. (pictured left.) Since Ivana is now in college, Miriam will take over the Cary Academy branch of the club. I would like to thank Miriam for all of the work she has already put into the club, and I look forward to collaborating with her more in the future. Stay tuned for some of Miriam’s ideas and contributions to Leaders UNITE!

miriam and I

YAS (You Are Special) for schools on Facebook!

YAS is taking on Facebook in a new way! Each interested school is getting own YAS Facebook page! People can send in YAS notes anonymously or with their name on the virtual note. Then, the administrator of the page (either me or someone from your school who is interested) will post the virtual note on the Facebook page. The page will be filled with YAS messages! Feel free to comment on YAS messages or just take pleasure in the kind words of your peers.

For more information, commment or email leadersuniteclub@gmail.com. If you would like to be an administrator on your school’s YAS page, let me know in the comment/email.

YAS (You are Special) Book!

Leaders UNITE is taking on its newest YAS (You are Special) project- a book! This is not a book written by one author, but this will be written by all of you! The focus of the book is on you and the YAS shoutouts you give to your friends, family, peers, lovers, or whomever deserves to know that they are special. All you need to do is fill out a simple form with the required information. And sure, readers won’t know everyone in the book, but the point is that everyone can relate to the underlying messages in these messages- everyone has people in their lives that deserve to be recognized and praised. So please, fill out the form below and have your message show up in our first book! This book can only happen with all of your shoutouts! Make someone’s day and write them a message!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19xOPVgeOuladbSr0O8lypc2Uh44v1nVzP48NOGGA3GY/viewform

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This was a model group. The students fully understood the concept of teamwork. In order to fulfill the requirements that all students should speak, some students split their sentences in half. Others added witty side-comments to lighten the mood. One group did a remarkable job of creating a summary that would appear on the App Store. All of the groups were very organized, finished within the time limit, and understood the concepts of organization, compromise, and teamwork.

The students said that usually in the classroom, they did not have designated leaders, but they instead used a lot of teamwork and compromise. Therefore, they were very accustomed to working on activities together. They also paid attention to one another and asked creative and valid questions to one another. This group was fun to work with and although they did not touch on aspects of leadership very much during their presentation, the students all understood the concept of teamwork and compromise. This group was very fun to work with, and I am excited to see what these young and intelligent students will do with leadership in the future.

Proving that anyone can be a successful leader