This school year, twenty juniors and seniors from Clermont County schools met one day each month to develop their leadership skills, learn more about the county and meet with community leaders. During the course of the LOOK to Clermont program, they also worked on two projects to benefit their schools and communities. OSU Extension Clermont County and University of Cincinnati Clermont College are proud to collaborate on this program and offer college credit for it.
The LOOK to Clermont program is focused around three pillars: place-based education, leadership development and service learning. With many years of success, the program continues to live by the motto, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”.
LOOK to Clermont is a college credit plus youth leadership program for Clermont County high school juniors and seniors. More information on the LOOK to Clermont program is available at clermont.osu.edu.
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 LOOK to Clermont class:
Emma McGaha (Amelia), Nicole Brown (Amelia), Jared Herron (Batavia), Hunter Olmstead (Amelia), Elizabeth Glancy (CNE), Blake Woodruff, Jadyn Sims (Williamsburg), Alyssa Chaney (Goshen), Abigail Spencer (Williamsburg), Caitlyn Keith (Amelia), Amanda Arrasmith (Live Oaks), Olivia Reynolds (Live Oaks), Kylie Miracle (Glen Este), Tiffany Shouse (Bethel), Zoe Beebe (CNE), Hailey Mantel (CNE), Hannah Mantel (CNE), Alex Rose (Loveland), Courtney Mennen (Loveland), Sara Villegas (Loveland) and Olivia Horrigan (Loveland).
As their culminating service learning project, the class worked as a whole to present LOOK to LEAD, a one-day leadership workshop designed by student leaders for their fellow student leaders.
The LOOK to Clermont students worked very hard to provide a day that energized student leaders, provided them with valuable information about leadership styles and introduced them to a network of student and adult leaders in our community. Over fifty students from seven of the Clermont County High Schools participated in the event. Through the generous support of Park National Bank, the LOOK to Clermont program was able to offer this LOOK to LEAD program to more than 50 student leaders in Clermont County at no cost to them or their schools.
LOOK to Clermont provides leadership opportunities, instills a life-long commitment to service learning in the community, teaches the history of Clermont County and assists the region in the retention of youth talent.
The LOOK Summer Leadership Experience program consists of five themed fun-filled days, packed with leadership experiences. This experience will be a service learning project; allowing students to practice their leadership skills, and includes several fun networking opportunities.