Living as Leaders

Living as Leaders Group 2019

Living as Leaders aims to develop the leadership capacity in youth through creating a foundational understanding of leadership and increasing each youth’s knowledge of common life skills. The program is implemented in partnership with LIFE Mentoring with support from the WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center.

Fall 2020 Dates: October 17, 24, and 31 from 9:30am – 11:00am

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2020

Location: Zoom

Youth have the option to participate in the Harvest Festival after the Zoom meeting on October 31. Learn more.

Living as Leaders uses applied learning to build upon each youth’s ability to apply leadership to life skills. This three-weekend interactive programming engages the young people in becoming better leaders at home and in the community.

Fall 2020 Speakers

Shante Galloway, Jennings Creek Elementary

Pauletha Butts, Alvaton Elementary

Shaujana Ditto, Campbellsville Independent School District; Elk Horn Baptist Church

Aurelia Spaulding, Western Kentucky University

Andrea Bolden, Bolden Beauty Industry, Culver Stockton College

Emily Leon, Warren Elementary 

Leah Ashwill, Western Kentucky University

Dr. Kimberly Green, Western Kentucky University

Joda Johnson, SKYCTC

Danielle Brown, BeComing University

Jkeyah Patterson, Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

Monica Hines, Western Kentucky University

Julia Rivas, Western Kentucky University

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Our learning objectives for the program include the following:

  • To gain an understanding of leadership concepts
  • To demonstrate leadership with life skills
  • To practice decision-making and conflict resolution
  • To better communication skills and practice social skills

Who can participate? 

  • The current program is structured for girls in grades 3 – 8
  • Girls outside of Bowling Green and Kentucky can register.

How much does the program cost?

The fall 2020 programming is no cost to participants. Individuals who are interested in donating to For a Real Change or restricting donations to Living as Leaders can visit our Donate page.

Do youth need to attend each Saturday? 

We encourage parents and families or youth leaders to bring youth each Saturday because the content builds off lessons from the previous week. We find that the youth make positive connections with other youth that are enhanced each week. With that being said, we understand that sometimes youth will have to miss a week.