Migrant Student Leadership Academy – GOALS• The purpose of the SCICON Leadership Academy is to help participants understand their leadership modalities and learn to work with others while addressing current problems and issues that affect their daily lives.• Participants will be trained to be more effective leaders and will be given the necessary tools to be involved in on-campus and off-campus issues.• Fresno State migrant students volunteer to serve as both cabin leaders and inspirational role models.• Proceeds from this academy are utilized primarily to provide scholarships for migrant college students, not eligible for financial aid.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy –METHODS• All activities are designed to promote a sense of community service, teamwork, leadership ability, and professional growth.• Participants will learn to work together in groups and understand that the key to becoming effective leaders is to also be a good follower.• Participants will give feedback about their own community needs and share possible solutions.• Learning to network will help the participants to become better advocates for positive outcomes of their selected issues or events in which they participate.• Participants will develop an Action Plan to address family, school, and community issues.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - TRAINING• The current academy staff will include Fresno State both professional staff and migrant student volunteers.• The full agenda for the Migrant Student Leadership Academies will be covered during the training.• The Fresno State staff will discuss, interact and model each activity so that every staff member gains a full understanding of the objectives.• Teamwork will be stressed for cohesiveness among the staff, which is a strong factor in making the Migrant Student Leadership Academies a success.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ICEBREAKERS “El Juego del Pato Pasqual”–Experiences outside one’s Comfort Zone– Acclimation to Public Performance
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ICEBREAKERS Trust Fall– Trust Building– Kinesthetic Learning– Experiences outside one’s Comfort Zone
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ICEBREAKERS Name Games & Relays– Teamwork– Communication Skills– Non-Verbal Communciation
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENTSAll students completed these one of two assessments thathelped them to each identify their leadership and learning styles. • Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) • True ColorsThese activities included the identification of strengths andweaknesses relevant to their particular leadership and learningstyles.Students learned to be effective leaders and learners and wereto work better with others by understanding their modalities.After identifying their learning and leadership styles they alsolearned how to better interact and work with students withvarious learning and leadership styles.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENTS
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP Participants brainstorm lists of both exemplary positive and harmful world leaders. Using these samples, students generate lists of positive and negatie leadership words. Participants complete the “Choose Your Leaders” exercise, in which they are provided a list of twelve potential leaders. Students are required to come a unanimous decision as to the best potential leader amongst the twelve options. Using these experiences, and the Ten Charactaristics of a Leader provided by Cesar E. Chavez, students create their own working definition of a good leader.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• ANGEL DE MI GUARDA – Theatrical Performance Fresno State students and staff will perform an original, short and bilingual play by Raul Z. Moreno. The play will dramatically emphasize the need for young adults to understand both their communty’s historial and present situations, to conciously choose a non-passive role in thier community, to act with understanding, and to enact caring and beneficial behaviors in their communities. Though the play will focus on the life of one young man, Angel, the behaviors and results are easily understood by students as applying to all members of the audience.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• ANGEL DE MI GUARDA – Theatrical Performance
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• TRUST WALK Weather permitting this is an outdoor, nighttime activity during which students use the darkness and privacy to explore their personal fears, their both real and imaginary obstacles, and any personal issues they might wish to share. The walk is immediately followed by small group processing sessions. Staff members facilitate the “magic circle” styled discussions during which students share some of those things about which they thought during their quiet time in the dark.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• COMMUNITY NEEDS Participants will engage in activities geared toward identifying the most crucial problems in their community. They will develop a list of the issues that they feel need to be addressed immediately. The students will also identify their needs in their high school and community and develop a list of possible solutions. To accomplish this goal, students will be divided into small groups according to the high schools from which they come. They will be also asked to prepare a chart of solutions for presentation in front of the entire group.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• COMMUNITY NEEDS
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES Participants will learn about performance techniques, which enable them to freely speak in front of either an audience or group by addressing the following areas. • Understand the SUBJECT of the play • Understand and feel your CHARACTER • PRESENTATION of character, special effects • Awareness of SETTING • AUDIENCE: voice projection, blocking • EXAGGERATION
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• TEAM BUILDING SKILLS Participants will be required to work together with students who have different leadership styles. Students will be challenged; natural leaders will be placed in a position to be followers while followers will be placed in leadership roles. The overall objective is to help them understand that a true leader understands her changing role and works accordingly. Participants will learn about the importance of working together as a group in order to accomplish their goals.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• TEAM BUILDING SKILLS
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• EVENT PLANNING GUIDEParticipants will learn the necessary steps to followwhen coordinating an event.Through specific examples, student will learn theimportance of effective planning and procedures.Students will engage in a discussion on how to utilizethe Event Planning Guide form when planning futureevents.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• EVENT PLANNING GUIDE
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DEFINITION OF NETWORKING Through both a short presentation and detailed examples students will learn the importance of interpersonal networking in their personal, academic and professional lives. Students will be taught and practice both introducing themselves and meeting new people. Each student will create several, simple “personal- cards” for distribution during the academy. Students will list contact information as well as topics of personal interest on these cards.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DEFINITION OF NETWORKING
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• PARTICIPANT SKITSStudents will be divided into small groups and will beasked to select a specific topic from the problems andissues that have been previously identified.Students will participate in a theatrical performanceworking with others who are variously skilled as tolearning and leadership styles.They will effectively portray some of the current issuesand problems that affect them and their communities.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• PARTICIPANT SKITS
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DANCE As a reward for the students’ full participation and positive attitudes throughout the program, they will have an opportunity to dance together and enjoy time with new friends. Staff will supervise the entire dance.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• DANCE
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• GROUP PICTURES
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• REFLECTIONA large amount of time will be set aside at the end ofthe academy weekend for participants to speak in frontof the assembled group.Students will have an opportunity to acknowledge eachother’s positive attitudes and contributions.Volunteers from amongst the students will also besought to describe what they enjoyed, what they havelearned, and how they will use the skills gained fromthe academy weekend.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• REFLECTION
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• ACTION PLANStudents will develop an individual action plan in whichthey will specify the various activities and issues inwhich they want to be involved.The action plan will call for specific activities involvingtheir family, campus, community, and personaldevelopment. Students will make a list of the issuesthey identify as important to them and will discuss howthey plan to become involved.They will write one page describing their short-termgoals (within the next five years), as well as their long-term goals.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• ACTION PLAN
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• GROUP COLLAGEThis activity will challenge students to work in pairs andas a group to complete a mosaic. Student teams willbe given drawing and painting materials, motivated tofind their internal-childlike-artist, and set loose to work.The activity is designed to progress at an quick paceand include all participants throughout the process.Students will learn that though teamwork they canaccomplish a large amount of work, and that leadersmust be prepared to incorporate numerous methods ofthought, communication and work styles.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy - ACTIVITIES• GROUP COLLAGE
Migrant Student Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES• Este fin de semana aprendí mucho, aprendí a valorar más las cosas, la familia, y todo lo que yo antes no valoraba.• This weekend I learned a lot. I learned to value things more, like my family, and all the other things I didn’t appreciate before.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES• En este fin de semana yo aprendí a que no solo me debo de preocupar por mi, sino por mi familia, o por otras personas y también a como poder ser buen líder.• This weekend I learned that I shouldn’t think only about myself, rather I should think about my family, or about other people, and also how to become a good leader.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES• Yo aprendí a pasar en frente y no tener pena. La otra cosa es tener confianza con los compañeros.• I learned to stand-up in front and not be embarrassed. Also, I learned to be confident with my peers (friends).
Migrant Student Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES• Yo he aprendido muchas cosas, principalmente como compartir con las de más personas y quitarme la vergüenza de enzima.• I have learned many things. Foremost, how to share with other people and overcome my shy nature in the future.
Migrant Student Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES• I have learned that I dont always need to be in charge of everything, it can be better to let other people lead also.• [I have learned] to improve my leadership skills and to speak up when [I am] doing the skits. I also learned that it is not always about [me], but its about everyone.
SCICON Leadership Academy – PARTICIPANT RESPONSES • This weekend I have learned many things. Such as, how to value myself and other people. How not to care only about myself and to care more about people that are more needy. And, how to became a leader.