Jordan Gableman and Garrett Larson, juniors at the King’s Academy, recently graduated from Youth Leadership 2012-13.
The countywide leadership development program selects 45 juniors each year to participate in the eight-month program.
Gableman and Larson attended monthly full-day sessions, which covered Palm Beach County topics such as business and development, local agriculture, cultural diversity, media, health and human services, the environment, marine industries, public safety and career exploration.
The curriculum helps to build foundational leadership skills, awareness of community issues, appreciation of regional diversity and commitment to community service. Gableman and Larson also had the opportunity to network and develop mentor relationships with alumni of Leadership Palm Beach County and adult community leaders.
The King’s Academy appreciates the collaboration with the Youth Leadership Program in developing young leaders by developing their social awareness.
“Jordan and Garrett are students who are noticed by their fellow classmates and identified as leaders amongst their peers,” Secondary Principal Sonya Jones said. “We are excited that they were afforded an opportunity to foster and grow as informed community leaders through the Youth Leadership Council. The King’s Academy’s mission is to grow Christian leaders that will impact their community, and we continually pursue ways to assist the development of our students in all aspects of academics, athletics, service and spiritual life.”
ABOVE: Youth Leadership graduates Jordan Gableman and Garrett Larson with program co-chair Eric Hopkins (center).