2018 Outdoor School Student Leadership Program at SFI
Spring 2017 Student Leader Training
Outdoor School Student Leader Program
Student Leaders are high school age youth with an interest in outdoor learning and a commitment to service in their communities. As a student leader, you will build your leadership skills by acting as counselors, teachers, role-models for 5th-6th grade students at outdoor school. This program builds confidence and collaboration skills while providing students with the unique opportunity to earn community service hours and add meaningful volunteer experience to their resumes. High school student leaders stay on site and are provided with all meals and lodging during our 3-day 2 night 5th and 6th grade outdoor school programs. High school student leaders will receive training, mentorship, evaluations and progress reports from SFI staff members. SFI youth programs will work with area high schools and RCC to offer student leaders credits towards graduation or higher education for their service learning hours.
We are excited to offer this opportunity to high school students in the Illinois Valley!
If you are a high school student interested in this program please contact the guidance counselor at your school to apply. Student leaders must be recommended by their high school counselors. Student leaders must also attend a 2-day training session and be accepted into the program by outdoor school staff. Passing grades, completion of all homework and a good attendance record are all prerequisites for students wishing to become student leaders.