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This new one-week program is designed for college students who are emerging leaders that are passionate about community and want to learn how to make a difference. Spark is a deep dive into our community over five days where class members will learn about current developments in our area as well as some of the challenges our city is facing. This program is FREE for college students!

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL JULY 20TH!

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Applications for Spark, S-1, are now closed. Applications for S-2 will open Spring 2022.

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Overview

This new one-week program is designed for college students who are emerging leaders who are passionate about community and want to learn how to make a difference. This program offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes perspectives on the North Alabama area, encouraging students to consider staying here after graduation.

 

Program Content

The program spends five days highlighting greater Huntsville. Participants examine the Economic Base/Innovation, Education, Human Services, Healthcare, Local, State and Federal Government and Public Safety. Spark is an intense, immersive group learning experience that stresses the importance of leadership through service and provides an opportunity for community collaboration.

 

Participation & Selection 

Only 42 students will be selected for the class. 

Student requirements:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at their respected institutions.
  • Students will need to submit an application that includes a headshot, resume, one letter of reference, and answer a few questions. We want to know what you think!

Class participants are selected by a committee of Leadership Greater Huntsville graduates based on the following criteria: High standards of personal integrity, record of achievement in academics and campus activities, a desire to increase community involvement, the ability to set and attain goals, the commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program.

Spark Class 1 (S-1) 

Applications closed July 20th.

 

August 9-13, 2021

Monday: Welcome, Class Overview, Health & Wellness, I Heart HSV Day

Tuesday: Behind the Gate Day, Local Government & Economic Development Day (sponsored by QuantiTech)

Wednesday: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion  and Human Services Day

Thursday: Public Safety, Education Day (sponsored by UAH College of Business)

Friday: Graduation, Volunteering, and Social Event (sponsored by QuantiTech)

*All program days will be in Huntsville/Madison County*

 

Target Candidates: For student leaders who are ready to take a step towards learning more about our community and make important new connections. Spark gives participants an in-depth look at our community and how they can impact change.

 

Tuition: FREE for participants.

 

Objective: 5-day program that focuses on community issues and practical application of servant leadership.

Questions

For more information email Spark Program Director: Katelyn Sides Baker, (256) 339-6513.