It is hard to believe that autumn is upon us and that the school year has already begun to hit its stride. As one of our respected educators, we certainly value the time and effort you put in each day to give your students the best learning experience possible. Your constant efforts are truly a service to your community. The theme of Leadership Link this month focuses on the importance of service in the community. Be sure to share today’s lesson plan with your students, which demonstrates how service can be a catalyst for change. Help your students to understand that service is not merely helping an individual or single cause; even small steps in the right direction can lead to big results.
Also be on the lookout for the article on our partnership with By Kids For Kids, which includes a great opportunity for your students to compete in the Invention Dimension national competition. Some of your more inventive minds may jump at the opportunity to showcase their skills for the chance to win some great prizes. Certainly don’t forget to take a look at the “Bring Public Service to the Classroom!” article that describes the unique opportunity some of our students had to participate in a nationwide webcast with the United States Association of Former Members of Congress.
As you can see, exciting times are upon us here at CYLC. As always, please e-mail me at email@example.com with any questions, comments or suggestions you may have. Be on the lookout for next month's issue to arrive on November 3rd. Until then, I wish you continued success in the classroom from one educator to another!
Anita Barrett, M. Ed.
Managing Director of Academic Affairs
Congressional Youth Leadership Council