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Young Leaders Program
In tandem with Fremont Unified School District’s 8 Great Traits and Tribes Learning Communities philosophy, students will learn leadership through community-building activities. Each month, we focus on one or more traits. How can we incorporate these traits into our speech, attitude, and behavior towards others? After exploring the trait through discussion and tribal interactions, the month culminates in a collaborative service project. Each project requires students to problem-solve, find resources, and interface with diverse populations. Our understanding of community itself will expand from our classroom or campus into our collective, neighborhood, and city.
FREMONT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S EIGHT GREAT TRAITS:
|Caring||I am kind to others.|
|Honesty||I tell the truth|
|Responsibility||I am in charge of what I say and do|
|Integrity||I do what is right, even when no one else is watching|
|Respect||I value and accept other people and rules|
|Citizenship||I help others, my school, and my community|
|Planning & Decision Making||I make good choices|
|Problem Solving||I cooperate with others to find a good solution|
OLIVE CHILDREN’S 5 ESSENTIAL PILLARS:
|Attentive Listening||We will listen with our eyes, ears, and heart.|
|Mutual Respect||We will treat people the way we want to be treated.|
|Appreciation/No-Put Downs||We will speak kindly to others and think of other people’s feelings.|
|Right to Pass/Participate||We have the right to pass in certain activities, and to know that the more we participate the more we gain.|
|Safety||We will always think of safety first.|
Each Friday, students engage in a Community Meeting where they can share their feelings and make good decisions about their learning environments. Students can propose new ideas such as a “Silence-No Talking Homework Room” or address an existing issue such what to do with Student Store Profits. The meeting concludes by giving space for students to Acknowledge their peers to encourage reflective and positive thinking.
Following the Community Meeting, students participate in our Young Leaders program. We have facilitated Young Leaders (K-8th) since 2010, partnering with various organizations such as World Vision Child Sponsorship, pen pals, Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship, and Kids Care/Generation On. Through diverse, hands-on activities facilitated by the Young Leaders program, students experience ample opportunities, big and small, to create positive change. With the confidence of a leadership attitude, they recognize they can take the lead in any situation. By trying new things, they discover more about their core beliefs and how to reach their potential as a unique community member.