Four Fort Bend ISD students are among more than 80 young leaders – representing 50 public, charter and private schools from across the state – to create and lead service projects as members of Education in Action’s 2016-2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council.
Before entering the ninth grade, the council members participated in a weeklong Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camp that gave them an opportunity to explore significant Texas sites, improve their leadership abilities, gain self-confidence and independence, and develop new friendships. As graduates of the program, they accepted an invitation to join Education in Action’s alumni program, the Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council, to receive leadership training during the school year.
In addition to completing leadership skill-building lessons, the students exercised their leadership skills by identifying a need in their community, and creating and leading at least two others in a service project of their choosing.
Recognized for their service were FBISD students:
- Emma Lee, Clements High School 9th grader – Shared Dreams Holiday Cheer project;
- Charlize Lopez, Settlers Way Elementary 5th grader – Warm Coats, Warm Hearts project;
- Aniruddh Sriram, Dulles High School 9th grader – Art Dreams project; and
- Madison Taylor, Clements High School senior – Stuff(ed) for Kids project.
Each of the students received a certificate of merit for their dedication to developing their leadership skills and service to their community.