Junior Leadership

Soprema was Supreme!

I thought I would share with you my favorite comment from last week’s Junior Leadership day: “Thank you for the day, I found it engaging and I really learned a lot. I also enjoyed sleeping in and having it in Wadsworth, it made me feel a little proud of my city for some reason. But thank…

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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candle Stick Maker

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candle Stick Maker Rub a dub dub Three men in a tub And who do you think they are? The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker, All on their way to the fair. So. Many. Questions. What were the three men doing in the tub? How big was the…

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Putting the Venture in Adventure

This month, members of Junior Leadership are going to be introduced to eight (8) community projects called “Ventures” that they can sign up for and work on throughout the year. How does it work? Programs that provide services to Medina County residents come forward with ideas that the Juniors can work on. The ideas are…

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First You Zig, Then You Zag

Zeus had a splitting headache. Yes, I’m talking about Zeus: thunderbolt-wielding-Mount-Olympus Zeus. It’s kind of gratifying to hear that even the most powerful of the Greek gods got headaches. In any case, he had a whopper. Back in the day, before Tylenol or Advil, they dealt with these things differently. Zeus called upon his pal…

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Welcome Junior Leadership Class of 2019!

“Are kids these days really interested in philanthropic programs?” Of course they aren’t. And neither would you be if I asked you if you wanted to join a philanthropic program. But if I asked you to join a program that offered you skills to enhance your own leadership capabilities, allowed you to examine how well…

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Here them Roar!

The Chippewa Lake Lions are a force to be reckoned with. When they are not jumping into the icy, cold waters of Chippewa Lake in January for their annual Polar Bear Plunge, you can find them quietly lurking in the background of Medina County doing good deeds. And they have struck again. Junior Leadership Medina…

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Our Value is Crystal Clear!

Who has celebrated a 15th anniversary?  Back in the day, the traditional gift for reaching this milestone was some item, large or small, made of crystal.  For the earlier milestones, before you had shown this rather sizable personal commitment, you got gifts made from less valuable, less sparkly materials like paper, wood or tin.  After…

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Beyond The Stethoscope

So many high school students are drawn toward a career in health care, yet are provided with so little information on available options.  Enter, Junior Leadership! On Feb. 27 we held our first-ever Mid-Program Opportunity focused on Health Care Career Possibilities.  For over 6 months we collaborated with Medina Hospital’s Sarah Arend and Medina County…

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What Guides Us?

Yes, there was actual value in taking four years of Latin. Wearing a toga now and then may or may not have been one of them.  Better understanding of the words we use to narrate our lives definitely makes the cut. Jr. Leadership was warmly welcomed and inspired by many county leaders on its Local…

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Overcoming

Junior Leadership students that came together at the Juvenile Detention Center for an optional Mid-Program Opportunity were presented with 3 unique voices, 3 unique stories, and one common thread: choice. Mike Pistorino shared his story of child abuse, neglect, addiction and loss. His trauma led him to prison and near-death.  It also finally led him…

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