Orientation is the first event for high school students who have an interest in joining RULE's student leadership organization.
Students attend the Orientation by way of live video conferencing. The link is posted on Our Calendar.
Students receive an overview presentation of RULE's purpose and programs.
Everyone gets an opportunity to ask questions or address concerns.
Students who join RULE are invited to sign up for a Support Team made up of six student leaders.
LeadershipStyle training is based on the leadership and personality assessments.
This training introduces students to different leadership styles and personality types that define behaviors and decision making.
Students engage in answering survey questions to understand the DISC model (Dominant, Influencing, Steady and Compliant) for self-knowledge and effective communication.
Students also answer Myers Briggs survey questions to learn about various personalities.
A discussion prepares students to find out which type of leader describes their characteristics. This knowledge helps students better understand how to interact with others.
The SupportTeam is the core function of the program. In this session, students meet and greet their team members. Here, students learn the fundamentals of setting goals.
As students learn the format for setting goals, they are encouraged to write down their goals, volunteer to discuss their goals, and prepare action steps to achieve their goals.
Moreover, students imagine potential obstacles that they might face on the path to reaching their goals. Once obstacles are identified, students discuss options for overcoming those obstacles. Also, members use this opportunity to give feedback to other members to keep them accountable to their plans.
Based on students’ availability, a group of six students meet for about one hour every week to review goals and track their progress. Tips and tricks are passed on to help students follow a checklist of things to do until the next meeting.
Each member of the team has a leadership role within the group. Eventually, students can rotate roles or rotate groups. And, to stand out from the rest, each team selects a catchy name to call their group.
Facilitator Leads the group. Explains the purpose. Reminds the group of their goals.
Communications Coordinator Sends the group information about date, time, and location of meeting.
Logistics Coordinator Finds a space for the meeting. Brings pens, paper, supplies to the meeting.
Activity Coordinator Plans icebreakers and energizers. Coordinates group outings and activities.
Timekeeper Keeps the group moving so that everyone has an opportunity to share.
Recorder Documents everyone’s goal and sends out emails to the team.
CommunityService projects prepare students to partner and plan ways to do outreach work that benefits others in the community. Although the community service is voluntary work, students will present their best effort in leadership.
This activity is an opportunity for students to learn about the components of the city and its various agencies and leaders.
Consequently, this activity allows students to research and develop projects that are relevant to community development.
LeadershipForum is a social event in which RULE leaders and students collaborate to invite influential leaders to share personal leadership stories with students and guests.
Since networking is a pivotal aspect of our vision, students are encouraged to socialize with influencers, mentors, tutors, educators, parents, fellow students, community supporters and more at the forum.
Students are recognized and rewarded for their hard work at this community event.