The issues that our students face both in the community and in school impact their ability to be successful in the classroom, after graduation and in the community.
JED is a comprehensive educational workshop and leadership development model that will engage high school students (grades 9-12). This program is designed to develop an awareness of the career opportunities in corporate, community based organizations, and government at the same time exposing the student to executive leadership in these types of organizations.
As a result of participation in Junior Executive Development Program – JED, each student should:
- Be better prepared to serve as a leaders in his/her school and the community.
- Be more knowledgeable about the world of work and what it takes be a leader in the corporate, civic and governmental communities.
- Be better prepared to be a peer to peer educator for other young people.
- Gain skills to be better prepared to enter the world of work.
- Become more knowledgeable of his or her community, and the importance of being of service to others.
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Program Implementation Phases
We are recommending no more than 100 students in the JED Program- Cycle 1. There should be fifty young men and fifty young women The students will be divided in five student clusters with twenty students each.
Executive Partner Selection
We are recommending that we select five Executive Partners who would agree to be a sponsor of the JED program. That would include financial support and agreeing to host five executive round table session at their office. These session should be no longer than 90 minutes. This will include either breakfast or lunch.
Phase 1 – Student Orientation
Students selected will attend a full day of student orientation and training.
The orientation session will cover the following:
- An overview of the program
- A discuss about expectations, requirements, reporting and evaluation
- Training modules to cover
- Dress and image.
- Etiquette; becoming business and socially prepared.
- Communications and presentation skills.
- The art of Networking.
Phase 2 – Executive Partners (EP) Roundtable session
Once a month for five months, the students would attend a session as a Student Cluster to one of the five Executive Partners office. During the visits they would have the opportunity to meet and interact with the EP and members of the executive leadership team for that organization. This visit may include; site visit of office, presentations about the operational issues of the organization and what it takes to succeed in that organization.
Phase 3 – Student Cluster feedback and evaluation session
Each Student Cluster would be required to meet between EP visits to evaluate the session and each person would be required to prepare a one page write up on the visit. This must include:
- An overview of the nature of the organization
- Facts about the Executive Partner(s) who hosted the session
- Things learned from the visit
- Based on what was learned how his /her behavior or focus will change
- Recommendations to EP
Phase 4 – JED Graduation
At the conclusion of the program we would host a celebration and graduation luncheon for the students, parents and other key stake holders.
- Student website – Leadership At Its Best would have a web site designed for the stake holders to keep them advised and updated on the progress of each POD.
- Phone texting network
- Conference calling
- Student to student link – The Student Clusters would establish their wn way to communicate
- Facebook – Leadership At Its Best would have a Facebook page for this project.
- Gift cards and other prizes
- Special Recognition
Each student will be provided a JED Learning Binder
Student will be provided reference reading materials and books