About Academic Enrichment Activities
Potential for Student Leadership
While decision-making allows the students collectively to take ownership of an activity, providing opportunities for student leadership gives individual students responsibility for a particular piece of that activity. There are two primary ways that this occurs. First, students can be assigned (or can volunteer for) specific roles that are built in to the activity itself. Second, the adults in the program should be receptive to emerging student leadership about the course an activity may take. Creating these opportunities for leadership encourages students to take pride in their work and helps them to develop important skills for the future.