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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2009

Rising high school seniors to engage in week of leadership training at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College will host 25 high school students from six states in a week-long residential program called Student Leaders in Service June 14-19. The students have just completed their junior year of high school and were selected based on academic performance as well as their understanding of the need for and a desire to be servant leaders.

The rising high school seniors will learn about leadership, service-learning, and active citizenship through classroom activities, simulations, service projects, and other activities. Some of these include a ropes course and other team-building exercises, an activity to learn about the grant-making process, and service-learning projects with local organizations. The students will be exposed to leadership theories and then provided opportunities to put those theories into action through community service.

Students will arrive on campus the afternoon of June 14 and will be housed in BSC residence halls during the program. They will depart the afternoon of June 19. The program is coordinated through The Bunting Center for Engaged Study and Community Action at BSC.

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