Are you interested in making a difference in our community? The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools is seeking candidates for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program NOW. Selected participants will meet and interact with community leaders who share their thoughts, concerns and hopes about current issues, community resources and various factors impacting the future of Volusia County.
Students must be able to attend the orientation (10/26, at Mainland High’s Auditorium) and five seminars (11/4, 12/2, 1/7, 2/9 & 3/9) concluding the program with graduation (4/19, DeLand High’s Auditorium).
Stop by the School Counseling Office or email Mrs. Thor ([email protected]) and complete the Tomorrow’s Leaders application.
Applications are due to Mrs. Thor
by Wednesday, September 16th.
Click here to learn more about the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program and to apply.
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Developed by the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, Tomorrow’s Leaders is a leadership training program designed for high school juniors. Through a series of structured activities and events, Tomorrow’s Leaders participants meet and interact with community leaders who share their thoughts, concerns and hopes about current issues, community resources and various factors impacting the future of Volusia County. Tomorrow’s Leaders prepares students for constructive leadership, responsible citizenship and active participation in the affairs of Volusia County and beyond.
The six-month program begins in October with a mandatory orientation session for students and parents. Each month thereafter, students participate in a seminar focusing on a specific topic, such as the Arts, Criminal Justice, Social Services, Sports Marketing, Healthcare, Government and Education. During each seminar, students interact with community leaders who share insights on communication, time management, motivation, and other aspects of effective leadership.
Throughout the Tomorrow’s Leaders program, students are challenged in their understanding and awareness of the complexities of relationships, teamwork and problem solving. Skills, perspectives and relationships gained during the program will help students set and achieve personal and professional goals, and better prepare them to assume leadership positions.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Must be a junior enrolled at a Volusia County public high school
• Must be capable of making up any class work missed during five excused school absences to attend seminars or must arrange their own excused absences with college professors if dual enrolled
• Must demonstrate leadership potential and be self-reliant & responsible
• Must be able to meet the program time commitment
• Must have parental/guardian consent to participate
• Must have their application approved by their high school principal
• Must make their own travel arrangements to and from seminar’s starting location (point-to-point transportation during seminars will be provided on a Volusia County School District bus or charter bus). Due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the current plan includes 3 virtual half-day seminars (November through January) and two in-person full day seminars (February & March) with social distancing guidelines enforced. This is subject to change pending pandemic updates.
• Must agree to abide by social distancing and pandemic requirements which may include the wearing of a mask or face covering, not provided by FUTURES
• Must have access to technology and internet for virtual sessions
Applications available HERE. Applications are due to Mrs. Thor no later than Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
If you have any questions please email, call, or stop by to see Mrs. Thor.
Mrs. Nou Thor, 11th grade Counselor
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