LDHS Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy will be participating in the Earth Day Community Trash pickup as their Impact Project. Students will collect trash on Whelon Road beginning at 8:15am. They will then head to Chick-Fil-A for their final Leader Academy meeting and receive their certificates.
The purpose of the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy is to invest in the next generation of leaders and make an impact right here in Laurens County. LDHS students were nominated by their instructors in grades 10-12, and 25 were selected. Over the past year, these students were challenged and stretched out of their comfort zones to make an impact through action.
The students committed one hour each month to learn about Vision and Values, Servant Leadership, Teamwork, Innovation, Communication, and Impact. Each Leader Lab was held off-campus and leaders in our community spoke to students about their experiences with the specific leadership skills. Students heard from Blake Davis and John Young of LCPW, Chris Martin and Don Reynolds from the LCSO, Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn, David Malone of Chick-Fil-A, Emily Dasher and Haley Queen of Laurens YMCA, Brett Davis of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Ameca Thomas of LCSD55. and Josh Black of PTC. Students also had to plan and implement a “Do-Good” December project. One of those projects included collecting items (such as dog food and blankets) for the Humane Society.
On Friday, April 22nd, students will participate in the community-wide beautification project for Earth Day, and pick up trash on Whelon Road. Following this, they will go to Chick-Fil-A for their final meeting, and hear closing remarks from owner David Malone.
Each year a new group of students will be nominated and selected to become better leaders and make an impact right here in Laurens County.