This course is designed for students who want to make a difference in the world around them. Students enrolled in the class will work to develop the leadership skills required for positive contribution and social change. Through discussion, readings, film-viewing, writing assessments and field study, students will come to an understanding of the concept of “civic responsibility.” Course discussions and readings will center on effective leaders and substantive social issues, such as anti-bias activism, environmental activism, human rights, and victim advocacy. Students will work collaboratively to indentify, design, publicize and implement service projects and campaigns that both educate the public and provide a necessary service. The course requires participation in service field study and work with community partners that will take place outside of school hours and will involve travel to local partnership sites. Enrollment in Leadership and Social Change provides students with an opportunity to become true democratic and global citizens, to gain valuable life skills, and to define personal potential and responsibility.
Grades 11 & 12