What is leadership? What are the responsibilities of a good leader? How do you become a leader?
Through the Leadership Academy, WT’s Middle School students explore and discover the answers to these fundamental questions of leadership.
The Leadership Academy developed from an outdoor education program focused on team building, self-reliance, and self-awareness. Through first-hand challenges and training activities specifically built for Middle Schoolers, it enabled students to push past their physical and metal boundaries.
The Leadership Academy focuses on subjects such as the environment. In partnership with local organizations, and utilizing our City as Our Campus program, students visit with their selected organization, both on and off campus, work on a project that is related to their chosen topic throughout the year, and share their accomplishments and what they have learned with the rest of the Middle School.
Possible topics include:
- Air Quality
- Biking and Walking
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Gardening and Local Farming
- Outdoor Education for Children
- Outdoor Recreation
- Park and Forest Protection
- Reuse, Recycling and Composition
- River and Water Protection
- Urban Environment Improvements