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KYLA Learns About Leadership Styles

Pictured (L to R) are Ana Brito-Rosales, Warsaw Community High School; Erika Henderson, Tippecanoe Valley High School; Senate Shaw, Wawasee High School; Patrick Stump, WCHS; Jocelynn Faulkner, Triton Junior-Senior High School; Hadley Ferguson, Whitko High School; and Keely Roe, WHCS. Photo Provided.
The 2022-23 class of the Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy (KYLA) recently held its second meeting of the year at the Kosciusko County Community Foundation.

The theme of the session was “Understanding Your Leadership Style.”

During this session, led by guest speaker and former KYLA Board Member Ann Lash-Branson, students participated in a team activity which focused on developing a project plan and the importance of communication while working with a team. The students also spent time reflecting on the positive leaders that have impacted their lives and thinking about the characteristics that made those individuals good leaders.

“Understanding Your Leadership Style” was a timely session topic for this KYLA class as these student leaders continue to take on more responsibilities in the various activities they are involved in, according to a news release from KYLA. Additionally, during this October session, students were placed in their Project Proud groups for this year and will be working together with fellow students who they may not know well.

Project Proud is part of the KYLA curriculum for students to develop and improve their leadership abilities through involvement in community service. Each of these groups, which includes a mix of students from different high schools, will be responsible for working together to complete a community service project and then present a summary of their project to the rest of the 2022-23 KYLA class and leaders at the end of the year.

KYLA exists to provide a positive environment where aspiring high school aged youth can learn the basics of leadership and become informed, capable leaders that assume active roles in the growth of the community.

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