Foundations of Leadership is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of students of color. Eligible students are those who will be in grades 9-10 at any Madison Metropolitan School District high school and who show leadership talent.
"I am a Leader because I am intelligent. I am passionate and I have good intentions. When I put my mind to it my voice can be heard." - Naomi, 10th grade, currently enrolled in Foundation of Leadership
The course seeks to foster in students a better understanding of themselves and their capacity for leadership and to empower youth to become active partners in the collective success of the individual and the community with an emphasis on racial justice, LGBTQ issues and social justice. The successful completion of this course will equip youth with the skills necessary to act as driven student leaders with the ability to create and sustain a safe and just learning environment.
Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a youth peer, parent/family member, or school staff.
Additional course details
- Students meet year-round on Mondays, from 3:15-4:45pm.
- Students are transported to class at the UW Red Gym, and then transported home after class.
- Students receive Advanced Learning credit for their participation in the course.
Check out this great video of FOL students responding to the question, "What makes a leader?"