Frenship High School students participating in the 2018-2019 Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ kicked off the program today with an orientation and service project. They wrote letters and put together care packages for troops as part of the “Big Thank You” project and Operation Gratitude.
The students were selected by FHS to participate in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ based on their leadership potential. This national high school program not only teaches students leadership skills, but also empowers students to put their skills into action.
“Servant leadership is at the core of the Frenship Way and our community has been clear that providing students opportunities to serve and to grow as leaders is very important,” said Keith Patrick, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for FISD. “We are so thankful for our partnership with Brandon Mulkey and his team from Chick-fil-A 82nd & Milwaukee that provides these students a chance to learn new leadership skills, gain perspective, and implement what they’ve learned providing impact through action. We know these students return to FHS as juniors and seniors after completing this program as more equipped and inspired leaders in their classes, clubs, organizations, and sports. Through them, this program benefits the entire Frenship High School student body and our community.”
Students are expected to learn leadership skills and apply them throughout the school year to plan and implement an “impact project” of their own design. The Chick-fil-A Foundation offers financial support to the impact projects and local Chick-fil-A franchisee operators sponsor the program for the schools in their community and often serve as mentors to the students involved.
To learn more about the Chick-fil-A Foundation visit www.Chick-fil-AFoundation.org and to learn more about the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™, visit www.chickfilaleaderacademy.com.