Nathanael Greene Students Attend Earthcare 21st Century Leadership Challenge
21st Century Leaders is a collaboration of business and professional leaders inspiring high school students to take on leadership positions, seek out opportunities, and give back to their communities by connecting them with a diverse group of enthusiastic peers, passionate professionals and powerful ideas, transforming their skills, attitudes, and abilities through training and hands-on experiences.
The Earthcare Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century is a week-long environment-focused leadership development program held at the campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The program is for the adventure seekers, students interested in environmental, engineering, or STEM field, or those who want to challenge themselves and their leadership skills. Sponsored by Georgia Power, EarthCare exposes students to various environmental and leadership challenges through interactive workshops, tours, and round-table sessions with Georgia Power business leaders. Students are challenged throughout the week with team-building exercises including a rigorous high-ropes course, diversity workshops, networking opportunities, and other professional development experiences.
To apply to 21st Century Leaders, students must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior Georgia high school student and have interest in professional development, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and leadership. In addition, students must be recommended by their counselor, teacher, mentor or youth leader. This program is highly competitive and only 90 students from across the state of Georgia are selected.
This year Bonnie Brown, a rising senior at Nathanael Greene Academy, and Melana Pshichenko, a rising junior at Nathanael Greene Academy were selected to attend.