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.
Create YAS Facebook pages for all groups involved so that people can post YAS statuses to others within the community.
Implement Compliment Card boxes in more of the schools involved with the club.
Have more students create their own volunteer projects to post on the website and organize.
Host a conference with some of the local schools involved with this club.
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!
In honor of Thanksgiving week, Leaders UNITE is launching our first YAS week. YAS stands for “You are Special.” This project is similar to Compliment Cards, but it is an online version. Ivana and Julia are posting facebook statuses about YAS. If you like the status, they will post a nice message on your facebook wall. They will do this if you like their status, but they will also be posting randomly on people’s walls. The message will start off, “YAS because…” Hopefully, once you receive the message, you will post your own status about YAS. We hope this really kicks off, and that this will be the first of many YAS opportunities.
We started a project called Compliment Cards at the Cary Academy High School branch of Leaders UNITE! It’s pretty simple, but the effect goes a long way! We set up a box near the Upper School office, where students or teachers can write positive notes of encouragement to other members of the school community. Members of Leaders UNITE pass out these cards during advisory periods with a little treat. Try this project at your school!
You can put anything on the Compliment Cards. It can be anything from a simple compliment about someone’s outfit, to a compliment about their latest achievements. Keep the notes positive, and you will surely bring a smile to someone’s face.