WSM 2020 - 2021 - 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:

 

  • “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.”

 

2020-2021 Program Year – Curriculum Calendar

 

1st Semester

 

  • 09/12/20 – Orientation… (A. Demming)

  • 09/19/20 – Ice Breaker / Team Building Activity (TLI - Student Ambassadors)

  • 09/26/20 – Time Management in an E-Learning Environment… (Dr. Natalie Johnson)

  • 10/03/20 – S.M.A.R.T. Goals Presentation & Activity (A. Francis)

  • 10/10/20 – Social Media Branding (B. Demming & Team)

  • 10/17/20 – COVID-19:  Implications for Mental Health… (Dr. Nick Johnson)

  • 10/24/20 – Personal Branding Presentation & Activity  (A. Demming)

  • 10/31/20 – Managing Law Enforcement…  (Illinois State Police - ABLE)

  • 11/07/20 – The Resume & Personal Statement/Essay… (B. Smith)

  • 11/14/20 – College Admission Process for 8th & 12th graders, and how COV-19 will affect

                             H.S. Graduating classes of 2021 & 2022… (L. Francis)

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

  • 11/28/20 – Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend – ENJOY…! (No Session)

  • 12/05/20 – Financial Literacy…  (Money Management) (K. Hall)

  • 12/12/20 – All of Us Research Group – “What is Medical Research and How it Relates to African

                             Americans” (O. James) / Financial Literacy…  (Budgeting & Credit) (R. Davis)

  • 12/19/20 – 9th Annual Holiday Celebration…  (B. Smith & Committee) **

  • 12/26/20 – Christmas Holiday Weekend – ENJOY…! (No Session)

 

2nd Semester

 

  • 01/02/21 – New Year Holiday Weekend – ENJOY! (No Session)

  • 01/09/21 – The Arts of Listening, Public Speaking & Debate  (D. Davenport, Esq.)

  • 01/16/21 – Self Esteem / Health & Wellness / Critical Thinking… (Dr. A. Albright)

  • 01/23/21 – Totally Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)

  • 01/30/21 – S.T.E.M.  – As a Career Choice (K. Smith)

  • 02/06/21 – S.T.E.M.  – As a Career Choice (T. Johnson)

  • 02/13/21 – Know Your African-American History… (Mentee Led - Research & Discovery)

  • 02/20/21 – The African American Diaspora… (A. Demming)

  • 02/27/21 – The African American Diaspora… (A. Demming)

  • 03/06/21 – Realizing Your Greatness…  (A. Demming)

  • 03/13/21 – Perceptions… (Do They Help or Harm Us?) (A. Demming)

  • 03/20/21 - 04/04/21:  Extended Spring Break… (No Session)

  • 03/27/21 - 04/04/21:  Extended Spring Break… (No Session)

  • 04/03/21 – Totally Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)

  • 04/10/21 – Sticks & Stones May Break Our Bones, But Words Would Never Hurt Us?

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

  • 04/17/21 – Career Readiness / Preparing for Success (K. Harris)

  • 04/24/21 – Totally Open Discussion, Current Events & Information Sharing… (Mentee Led)

  • 05/01/21 – Field Trip… **

  • 05/08/21 – TBD...

  • 05/15/21 – Professional Etiquette & Self-Esteem, Health & Wellness Workshop (Revisited)

  • 05/22/21 – Community Service Project/Activity (Senior Mentees - Organized & Led)

  • 05/29/21 – 9th Annual - End of Program Year Celebration (B. Smith & Committee) **

 

(**) – Please note:

 

  • Due to Illinois Sate mandated protocols, imposed during the current COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020-2021 Mentoring Meetings will be delivered virtually until otherwise noted.  These protocols may also impact any planned In-Person Celebrations & Field Trips.

 

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

EmailAGDemming@TheLeadershipInitiative2019.org

 

"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

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