Another component to my PEACE program is to engage 7th grade students in a leadership role. I asked teachers to nominate students they felt embodied all the C.A.R.E.S. traits, as well as demonstrating leadership amongst their peers. I call these students PEACE LEADERS.
This is the first year I have student leaders, and I am still working out how to best utilize their skills. My goal is to have them engaged in some type of community service project for our school and/or community. Additionally, I would like to start a peer mentor program. Lastly, I would like to provide them with leadership training, and team building activities.
Do you have students leaders? How do you capitalize on their talents?