The leadership academy focuses on providing practical teaching and hands-on experience helping the Lafayette community. Fourteen students meet monthly to learn from local business mentors and to work on a community project assigned to them by Mayor Tony Roswarski, and Mayor John Dennis.
Speaking at the program launch,
- West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said, “we all have influence and leadership opportunities, thank you for taking a step to join this class to get better at leading.”
- Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski followed with a charge to the students to “use leadership to serve In the community to help move people forward. We need you to be the next generation of leaders in our community.”
Speaking of his desire to start the Leadership Academy, Faith Christian School superintendent Scott Grass said “This is a chance to both grow tomorrow’s leaders, and meet community needs at the same time. Our students and our community need this program.”