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Leadership High School accepting applications

High school students interested in developing leadership skills and becoming better informed of the issues facing their community are encouraged to apply for Leadership High School, a leadership development and community awareness program for outstanding high school juniors in the Lone Star College service area.

“This program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to interact with community leaders and develop a fundamental understanding of what it takes to become an effective leader,” said Kay Fitzsimons, LSC Community Leadership and Engagement executive director. “Students also can use this experience on their college applications to demonstrate work outside the traditional classroom.”

Leadership High School, sponsored by Leadership North Houston, Leadership Montgomery County and Lone Star College, offers a curriculum that will enable students to identify and develop personal leadership skills and abilities, learn how to initiate positive change in the community, and make personal community service contributions. 

The program begins in October with an orientation and leadership skills retreat followed by intensive, monthly sessions concluding in April. The sessions focus on topics such as education, local and state government, criminal justice, health and human services, cultural diversity, and more.  The program also provides an opportunity for students to work as a team during a community service project.

“The program is offered at no cost to those chosen to participate,” said Fitzsimons.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 23. Students and parents interested in learning more or applying can visit LoneStar.edu/Leadership-HighSchool.  

High school juniors are encouraged to apply for Leadership High School, a leadership development and
community awareness program for high school leaders in the Lone Star College area.
Pictured are Leadership High School participants in 2015-16.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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