July 19th –
Application process opens
DATE EXTENDED TO 26th–
Sept 1st –
Kick off event 3:00-5:00 at BA*
Monthly Meetings: First Tuesday of each month 3:00 – 4:00 at BA*
*Please be sure student can attend mandatory meetings prior to applying.
Chic-fil-A Leader Academy
Bridge Academy is excited to announce a new program for students in grades 9-12. The Chick fil-A Leader Academy is a national leadership program in hundreds of schools. Their motto, Impact Through Action, aligns with BA’s strong belief in servant leadership. Chick fil-A of Winterpock is graciously sponsoring our school.
Through a unique Engage-Expose-Equip approach, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy involves 30 students in a 7-month curriculum where they learn valuable leadership lessons, culminating in an end-of-program Impact Project. Students will meet once a month for an hour to watch and discuss an engaging video (topics include: teamwork, vision & values, communication and innovation). They will then plan three service projects based on the core principles; ending the academic year with a large community “impact project”.
These students will also co-lead various high school committees including school spirit, social, service and communication. With the help of adult advisors, they will fully plan and run events that fall under these categories (see back of this page for details.) Students in the leader program will be expected to be role models for younger students and servant leaders in Bridge Academy as well as at home and in the community. Parental support and involvement is encouraged and appreciated.
ALL high schoolers are invited to
join committees that interest them. Meetings will mostly take place during the
school day or as students arrange.
ALL high schoolers are invited to join committees that interest them. Meetings will mostly take place during the school day or as students arrange.
bake sales: organize days to sell sweet treats during the school day. Collect money.
student store: facilitate students selling their own items and keeping proceeds. Similar to entrepreneur tables at HEAV but great shape used items are also allowed.
student awards: organize nominations from teachers, parents and students. Focus is on a character achievement. Three students are randomly chosen by grade level (E, MS, HS). Gift card ($20) and certificate awarded. Notice on school media sites.
what to wear: set & advertise certain days to wear crazy hats, pajamas, sports team attire, wild hair, certain colors, etc.
monthly high school events: find & organize activities just for students in grades 9-12.
dances, open mic nights: assist with planning school special events.
community: find and share various events in community, church youth groups, etc.
community collections: organize and run monthly food, clothing drives, etc.
service events: find and share opportunities at BA, in the community
yearbook: work diligently with a team to create a quality book of co op memories.
photography: take pictures for website, yearbook and social media sites.
social media/website updates: add important school and social information to various sites
All of the above is student led, thus will only happen if there is interest and participation.
Parent advisors are needed to oversee the process.