Volunteers Needed for Upcoming High School Program on Campus

Westminster College is seeking volunteers for the 2019 Leadership in Practice program for high school students. The program, sponsored by the Missouri Chamber Foundation, runs from June 23 through June 26 on campus.

Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and plan to remain on campus throughout the entirety of the program. Students and volunteers board at the Quad during the event.

Brian Crouse, Missouri Chamber Foundation Vice President of Education, says Westminster alumni, faculty members, and staff members would make perfect volunteers for the action-packed program.

Celebrating its 22nd year overall and sixth year on the Westminster campus, Leadership in Practice serves up to 150 high school students, helping them develop strong leadership, entrepreneurship, and other critical professional skills. Children of Westminster community members are given application preference.  

Although enrollment for this year’s program is closed, Crouse emphasizes that Westminster alumni can help in future years by spreading the word about the program.

“It’s a perfect opportunity for young people who want to develop strong leadership skills, and as a bonus to Westminster, it really allows high school students to see what the College is like,” he says.

Crouse emphasizes that this year’s program is shaping up well, and participants can look forward to sharpening their leadership skills while having a lot of fun. Leadership in Practice focuses on global, civic, economic, ethical, and personal leadership. In addition to a Model United Nations led by Dr. Kali Wright-Smith, a tour of America’s National Churchill Museum, and various outdoor team-building activities, attendees can expect the following:

  • Presentations by top business and civic leaders.
  • Challenging simulations and activities.
  • Small-group discussions.
  • A strong focus on personal growth.

The Leadership in Practice program is sponsored in part by The Jenny and Warren Erdman Charitable Fund. Warren Erdman ‘81 ΦΔΘ serves on the Executive Board of the program.

To volunteer for Leadership in Practice or to help sponsor the program, please contact Brian Crouse, Missouri Chamber Foundation Vice President of Education, at bcrouse@mochamber.com or (573) 634-3511. For more information on Leadership in Practice, visit their site here. 

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is a Media and Content Strategist at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. A 1992 graduate of the College, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communication in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.