Comm majors teach
leadership skills


Communications majors Dan Hanson and Nick Palatiello facilitated a special leadership experience for Burlington middle school students enrolled in a four-day program June 20-23. The program, funded by the Elon University Center for Leadership and Organization Development and a one-year Project Pericles grant, gave the teens a chance to learn about leadership skills and each other.

Eleven students from Turrentine Middle School in Burlington participated in Leadership Turrentine, which gave the students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and identify areas in the community where they can make a difference. Area high school students were also involved in facilitating the experience.

The Turrentine students navigated a ropes course on the Elon campus, attended interactive seminars about communication and learned about civic responsibility and integrity. Through guided exercises, the students identified three areas in their community where their input can make a positive difference. The students presented these areas to Turrentine Principal Stephen Gainey and their parents during a program June 23.

The middle school students who completed the June workshop, pictured below, will join 13 eighth grade students who participated in the program last year to begin work on a community service program in August.



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