TLI - WSM 2021 - 2022 - Curriculum Calendar:

The Leadership Initiative

Western Suburb – Saturday Mentoring Program

 

Note:  In-Person meetings are held Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:15 pm, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Meeting locations: (**)

  • Naperville North High School:  899 N. Mill St. – Room# 108, Naperville 60563 **

  • “Alive” Teen Center, Naperville:  500 West 5th Avenue, Naperville 60563 **

 

Our Mission:

  • “To engage and inspire young persons to develop a success mentality, and live a life they did not know was possible.”

  • “To serve humanity by creating a ripple effect of positive youth leadership.”

 

2021-2022 Program Year – Curriculum Calendar

 

1st Semester:

 

  • 09/04/21 – Orientation/Ice Breaker/Team Building Activities (A. Demming & TLI Students)√√

  • 09/11/21 – Time Management… (Dr. Natalie Johnson)√√

  • 09/18/21 – Personal Branding Presentation & Activity  (A. Demming) √√

  • 09/25/21 – Resume & Essay Writing Workshop… (B. Smith) √√

  • 10/02/21 – Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led) √√ @@

  • 10/09/21 – Mental Health 101:  What is it and how do you get better (Dr. Nick Johnson) √√

  • 10/16/21 – High School Planning for College Admission  (L. Francis)√√

  • 10/23/21 – Adversity, Resilience, and Developing a Growth Mindset…  (J. Morehead)√√

  • 10/30/21 – S.T.E.M.  – As a Career Choice (The Internet & Coding) (K. Smith) √√

  • 11/06/21 – Totally Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)@@

  • 11/13/21 – Mental Health Professions (Dr. Nick Johnson) √√

  • 11/20/21 – 9th Annual Dining Etiquette Workshop & Luncheon (A. Demming & B. Smith) @@

  • 11/27/21 – Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – ENJOY…! (No Session)

  • 12/04/21 – Financial Literacy…  (Money Management) (R. Davis) √√   @@

  • 12/11/21 – Public Finance… (L. Richardson) √√  @@

  • 12/18/21 – 9th Annual Holiday Celebration…  (B. Smith & Committee) @@

  • 12/25/21 – Christmas Holiday Weekend – ENJOY…! (No Session)

 

2nd Semester:

 

  • 01/01/22 – New Year Holiday Weekend – ENJOY! (No Session)

  • 01/08/22 – The Arts of Listening, Public Speaking & Debate  (Open)

  • 01/15/22 – S.M.A.R.T. Goals Presentation & Activity (A. Francis) √√

  • 01/22/22 – Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)

  • 01/29/22 – Career Readiness - What does this mean for you? (K. Harris) √√

  • 02/05/22 – S.T.E.M.  – As a Career Choice (African American Contributions) (T. Johnson) √√

  • 02/12/22 – African American History– Part 1 (Presentation - Research & Discovery (A. Demming) @@

  • 02/19/22 – Managing Law Enforcement & Recruitment… (M/Sgt. J. Taylor - ABLE) √√  @@

  • 02/26/22 – African American History – Part 2 (Presentation - Research & Discovery (A. Demming) √√

  • 03/05/22 – Information Technology (Cybersecurity…) (C. Williams)

  • 03/12/22 – Perceptions… (Do They Help or Harm Us?) (A. Demming)

  • 03/19/22 - 03/25/21:  Spring Break… (No Session) √√

  • 03/26/22 - 04/01/21:  Spring Break… (No Session) √√

  • 04/02/22 – Sticks & Stones May Break Our Bones, But Words Would Never Hurt Us?

(Relationships, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Cyber Bullying, etc.) (A. Demming)

  • 04/09/22 – Field Trip… (A. Demming) @@

  • 04/16/22 – Field Trip… (A. Demming)

  • 04/23/22 – Financial Literacy; A must have… (R. Davis)

  • 04/30/22 – Mentee Team Building Activity (Mentee Led)

  • 05/07/22 – Let’s Talk…, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)

  • 05/14/22 – Community Service Project/Activity (Senior Mentees Organized & Led)

  • 05/21/22 – Professional Etiquette & Self-Esteem, Health & Wellness Workshop (Revisited)

  • 05/28/22 – End of Program Year Celebration (B. Smith & Committee) @@

 

Please note:

 

  • (@@) Session will be held at the ALIVE Teen Center, Naperville

 

  • (**) = In-Person meeting will be based on COVID19 “Restore Illinois” mandated protocols being followed at that time.  Our alternative will be virtual sessions delivered via Zoom.  Said protocols may also impact planned In-Person Celebrations and/or Field Trips.

 

  • (√√) = Subject Matter Presentation & Guest Facilitator has been confirmed.

 

Questions pertaining to the Western Suburb Mentoring Program may be directed to my attention.

 

Best regards,

 

Albert G. Demming, President

The Leadership Initiative

Western Suburb Mentoring Program

(630) 803-1264

AGDemming@TheLeadershipInitiative2019.org

 

"To engage and inspire young persons to develop a success mentality, and live a life they did not know was possible"

"To serve humanity by creating a ripple effect of positive youth leadership"

 

Website:  https://www.TheLeadershipInitiative2019.org