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The 2010 Experience Civic Engagement and Leadership (EXCEL) Workshop
The 2010 EXCEL Workshop introduced the 24th Cohort to the McDonough Leadership Program. For five days (right before fall classes began), the EXCEL Leaders (upper-class students in the leadership program) engaged the new McDonough Scholars in a variety of activities both on campus and in the community. The schedule below highlights the themes and activities used in this high-energy event.
Alison Matas '11 and Celia Brockway '11 (Click HERE to read their welcome words to the 24th Cohort)
Assistant Coordinator: Rachel Baughman '12
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 – Envisioning the Adventure
Our goal for the first day of the Workshop is to create a comfortable environment that allows the students to interact with other incoming McDonough Scholars in a supportive and encouraging way.
Alumni Speech by *Michele Stallings* ’94, Registrar/Testing Coordinator, KIPP Pride High School, North Carolina.
Monday, August 16th – The Power of Support
During the second day of the Workshop, the students and the EXCEL Leaders experience the importance and power of team-building activities at a high-ropes challenge course.
Tuesday, August 17th – Public Service in Focus
Civic engagement is a core value in the McDonough Program, and the goal for this day is to highlight the importance and implications of becoming civically engaged within the community.
Wednesday, August 18th – Preparing for the Adventure
The purpose of the activities during the fourth day of the Workshop is to allow students the opportunity to recognize the individual similarities and differences that exist within a community and to learn about tools for working effectively in teams.
Thursday, August 19th– Embark on the Adventure: Becoming a McDonough Scholar
The final day of the Workshop marks the beginning of the scholars’ journey in the McDonough Program. Our goal is to celebrate the cohort established throughout the week as well as provide a chance for students to read and analyze leadership text that is similar to what they can expect in the classroom.