High school students to learn leadership skills, self-awareness during summer course

by | Jul 6, 2020 | Self-Leadership, Sanger News

High school students participating in U-M’s Wolverine Pathways Summer Institute will take a month-long course on leadership taught by Sanger Associate Director Jeff Domagala.

The course, “Becoming a Self-Aware Leader,” will focus on building self-awareness skills. As with all summer courses at the U-M, it will be taught in a dynamic online format via video conferencing. During the course, students will articulate what it takes to become a thriving and well-rounded leader and will have a deeper understanding of themselves. They will participate in discussion boards, live class sessions, and develop a personal leadership development plan that outlines their strengths, values, social identity, leadership style, and goals. After completing the course, students will have enhanced self-efficacy as leaders and a better understanding of how they can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and teaching this year’s Summer Institute students. Leadership skills are important at any age, but high schoolers who can get a head start will have an edge on their peers when they enter college,” Jeff said of the class. “There is a lot of pressure on today’s young adults. Those who better understand their own values, purpose, and goals will be able to make more confident decisions for themselves and others and they grow.”

For more information on the Wolverine Pathways program, see their website and the video on this page.

About Wolverine Pathways
Wolverine Pathways is a free, year-round college readiness program for 7th through 12th-grade students who live in Detroit or within the boundaries of Southfield Public or Ypsilanti Community school districts. Along with numerous opportunities to visit campus, interact with undergraduate mentors, participate in internships, and take a variety of college prep courses, Wolverine Pathways participants who complete the program and are admitted into the U-M receive full-tuition scholarships. The program was recently acknowledged in the Detroit Free Press as a way the university hopes to increase Black student enrollment.