Social Leadership A

Why This Class

Life revolves around relationships—and so does your student’s future. The ability to develop healthy, vibrant connections and avoid toxic ones is essential for their long-term happiness and success. This course helps your student learn what it takes to create and sustain great relationships.

Mentors in this course begin by guiding students to identify what makes relationships work—and what doesn’t. Next, students reflect on their existing relationships, then read, write, discuss, and experiment on a quest to understand and improve them. Students also invite close friends and family members to complete an interpersonal analysis survey which opens their eyes to how others see them. Finally, students analyze and apply what they’ve learned to enhance their relationships with themselves and others.

By the end of this course, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to build and maximize relationships in every area of life. They are more emotionally intelligent and able to enjoy their time with the people who matter most.

Overarching Questions

Which are my most important relationships? Do they need to be improved?

How can I meaningfully, tactfully, and thoughtfully influence others and help them feel at ease around me?

What is wholehearted living? How does this help create peaceful relationships?

Why is the home an important place for social leadership?

How can I develop all four elements of my voice?

Reading List

The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

SELF Journal by BestSelf Co.—Students need one for each semester

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 10th (Sophomore)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced

Credits: 0.5