Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC) kicked off their 2022-23 program at Odyssey Escape Games on Saturday, August 6th. After two years of escaping games in the virtual world, we were finally back in person! This year our 106 students representing Innovation Academy, Johns Creek; Centennial, Chattahoochee, and Northview High Schools didn’t miss a beat and escaped all the really challenging games in record time while learning about their group mates for the upcoming year.
The virtual retreat officially kicked off the 10th year of Student Leadership Johns Creek and the program will continue with monthly in-person program days. The first-year students will work on community projects. The second-year students will work on creating an on-line portfolio including a Linked-In profile and resume. In addition, the students will be shadowing a business professional in a field of study they are interested in pursuing. Our Student Leadership Johns Creek Ambassadors will also be facilitating two candidate debates for State House and Senate and Fulton County Commission in September and early October.
The two-year SLJC program is managed by an advisory committee under the direction of Leadership Johns Creek, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, in collaboration with Fulton County Schools. Aside from managing the day-to-day functions, the Executive Director, Irene Sanders, provides leadership by example to all of the students and the community. She is a Johns Creek resident and mother of two graduates of Johns Creek high schools and also serves as a Johns Creek Planning Commissioner; she knows first-hand the importance of leadership skills. Fundamental to the program is a rigorous application process that includes those students who have demonstrated solid or emerging leadership qualities. Applications for the 2023-24 class will be available December 1, 2021.