Leadership 8 B
Why This Class
As your student gets closer and closer to starting high school, they’re approaching the doors to a new phase of life. Times like this can feel daunting and uncertain, and you want your student to be confident that many exciting and promising opportunities lie ahead. This course is designed to help your student prepare for their next chapter in life by cultivating an abundance mindset.
Throughout this course, mentors guide students to practice and express gratitude and to experience the inherent joy of serving others. Students learn to recognize the far-reaching effects of their actions on both themselves and others. They find out what it means to “plant seeds” that will yield positive results in their personal, social and financial lives.
By completing this course, students gain a strong sense of the abundance of possibilities around them. They are ready to enter the next phase of life with a new sense of comfort in the face of uncertainty and to share their positivity with others.
How can I learn to see life with an abundant attitude and open myself to greater opportunities?
What impact does expressing gratitude have on my relationships?
In what ways can I reach out through service to encourage and support others?
How can my actions, both large and small, have far-reaching effects?
How can I increase my ability to step into the future with confidence when it may be dark or hard to discern?
Linchpin by Seth Godin
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Love Does by Bob Goff
Recommended Grade: 8th
Estimated Weekly Hours: 6.5*
*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes include supplemental projects and optional readings.