Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Student Leadership: ANYDAY

We are excited to announce that Canterbury has partnered with NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad Region to offer a day long seminar called ANYDAY on January 4, 2012. Our mission states we will “develop the whole child by challenging the mind and nourishing the spirit in a diverse community guided by Judeo-Christian values.” We believe the program NCCJ is able to offer a core group of our middle schoolers fits perfectly with our mission. The NCCJ describes their program in this way:

“ANYDAY, a program for middle school students, is designed to teach self-respect and respect for others while celebrating each other’s differences. NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad Region will lead participants through a series of activities designed to build a more inclusive, respectful and safe school environment. Particular attention will be given to how human relations and cultural awareness issues impact students and the faculty in their school.”

We have selected a core group of 35 middle school students to participate in this seminar. Our hope is that this group will bring back to Canterbury a desire to put their new insights into action through their leadership. In this way we not only develop a deeper understanding of each other, but also provide an opportunity for real student leadership.

This should be prove to be a great experience for those involved and through their engagement and leadership a great experience for the middle school as a whole. After the break we will update you about the seminar.

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