By Thomas Stodghill, IV
The Students Actively Involved in Leadership internship program has started again for this school year.
This program was first started in 2017. The idea was to help bring a leadership program to the local school system.
This was first implemented at Ruston High School and participants were selected on specific criteria that included being a junior in high school and having a leadership role within various school organizations.
Only 15 students were accepted this year due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Victoria Sullivan, the program manager, explained what students learn in this program.
“This program teaches the students about everything that Lincoln Parish has to offer while allowing them to hear from local leaders in our community,” Sullivan said.
In this program, the students learn about topics such as local government, education, economy, economy, non-profits, and social services.
The students get to meet and tour area businesses, organizations and institutions that best represent the Ruston community.
Participants are required to attend public meetings and become involved in volunteer projects in the area.
The program began this month. Students meet once a month for five hours until April. After that, a graduation ceremony is held in May.
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