The Leadershop (TLS) is a non-profit organization that designs and implements education, prevention, and development programs for a group of diverse youth to promote leadership skills, foster positive relationships, and provide opportunities to engage in community service resulting in life-long civic responsibility and a unified community. Leadershop programs include: Juinor High Leadership, High School Leadership, Girls Group (High School), Tutoring, Mentoring, Watch My Feet (performance group), and the Hangout (an after school program in Brookfield).
Activities & Service Projects Include...
- The Junior High Leadership Program starts off with Junior High
Leadership Conference provides an
opportunity for 8th graders from 13 local junior highs to learn about
the power of goal setting and teamwork, and the resources available in
our community. Students then learn to plan, implement, and evaluate the
results of school and neighborhood volunteer service projects throughout
the West Suburban area over the course of the school year. In addition,
students are invited to Reunite Nights that provide a way for students
to stay in touch with each other in a fun environment.
- 8th grade members of TLS completed two service projects. First the group fundraised for a
local soup kitchen in LaGrange by hosting a dress down day at the
school. The students raised enough funds to help pay a full course meal
served at the soup kitchen and enough money to help re-stock their
freezer with food as well. The second service project was selling go
green shirts for earth day to encourage their peers to recycle. The
participants decided to donate the funds raised from the go green
project to go back into their school at St. Cletus to help with
beautification of the school property.
Check out the TLS website for more community information.