Why You Should Apply for Leadership Programs Before Graduating?
As a high school student, there are tons of Leadership Programs to choose from all over the country. Here are 5 reasons why you should apply to one before you graduate.
It will change your life.
When you are in school you are set up for a clear trajectory – to graduate – and after graduation you get to decide what the next trajectory will look like.
Leadership Programs take place in the perfect sweet spot before this next big trajectory happens for you, and they can be instrumental in helping you determine what that next trajectory should be or look like.
How can this happen? Keep reading.
You will discover more of who you were made to be.
The more we experience, the more we discover ourselves. We discover what drives us, what bothers us, how we deal with conflict, what we delight in, what we get life from, and what zaps our energy like nothing else.
Leadership Programs are saturated with a myriad of unique experiences that will help you discover more of how God created you to reflect Him, like nobody else can.
(Side note: These experiences are hard to come by when we spend our summers watching Netflix.)
You will learn how to live and perform closely with others.
Many people enter college and careers without knowing how to communicate well, work together to get a task done, or manage conflict with one another in a way that promotes unity and problem solving.
Being a part of a Leadership Program means you are living in close quarters with other people, overcoming challenges together.
You will gain life-long friendships.
When you have shared experience with a close group of peers, they start to become your friends, even if you wouldn’t have chosen them to be your friends in another context.
Then, after 2 summers together, staying in touch throughout the year, and multiple reunions, this commitment to one another begins to go deeper than just casual friendships. These camp friends start to feel more like family.
One thing you will learn in Leadership Programs is that you need each other. What a gift to carry these relationships through the next trajectory.
You will grow in ownership of your faith.
Being away from your family, church, and the friends you may have known most of your life, gives you a chance to step back and reflect on what you believe and why you believe it.
Maybe you have doubts to wrestle through, or maybe you will discover there’s more to this Jesus/gospel thing that you weren’t aware of before.
The truth is that Jesus loves you and He wants you to love Him, and Leadership Programs, through a credible Christian camp, are a great space to go deeper into what this means for you. As a warning, however, you should know that it could change the trajectory of the rest of your life—in the best way you can possibly imagine.
At Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc., there are 3 outstanding Leadership Programs to choose from:
- WILD—Wilderness Intensive Leadership Development at Moose River Outpost
- SALT—Service and Leadership Training at Brookwoods and Deer Run
- LDP—Leadership Development Program at Brookwoods and Deer Run
For more information about our Leadership Programs, click here.
The 2019 detailed information packet is here.
and you can Apply here.
Priority Deadline for Applicants is December 15th.
Hannah Jalovick is the Leadership Development Director at CCCI and is the WILD Director during the summer at MRO. 2019 will be her 7th CCCI summer. Her first two summers were spent on the Kennebec River as a Windfall Rafting guide. She and her husband Adam both work full-time at CCCI in marketing and programs. Hannah would be happy to answer any of your questions about CCCI’s Leadership Programs, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Main Office: 603-875-3600.