2017-2018 Leadership Change Projects

2017-2018 Leadership Change Projects – SUNY Fredonia, Leadership Development Program

These projects are designed to build mutually beneficial partnerships that are sustainable.  As part of the Advanced Leadership (LEAD 201) curricula, students present their project ideas to a panel of judges. The judges give the students feedback and rate them using a formalized process and rubrics.


This team worked under the guidance of COMPEER’S director, Mrs. Stacey Fox to plan workshops on Lifeskills and Social Skills for COMPEER’S clients. The workshops featured topics such as healthy cooking, money management, self-love, fitness/exercise, arts and crafts, stress management, etc.  To ensure project sustainability, the Social Work club will be planning these workshops in the future.  The leadership students assessed each event in order to further develop subsequent workshops.  The Leadership students successfully managed a project and created long-lasting and mutually beneficial change. Their project was far-reaching and altered the structure and relationship between SUNY Fredonia and COMPEER. Our mission was met, as we truly impacted children and adults who are affected by mental health issues.

Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association – Fredonia Steelers

Team Hockey:  This team began laying the groundwork for a tournament in March of 2018. The tournament, Tough as Steele, has teams participate from four different states and Canada. This leadership team created content marketing on social media established a tournament planning handbook, contacted teams to participate, developed a survey, created an internship handbook and developed a logo for merchandise.  Two students have committed to internships for the spring 2018 semester, which will ensure project sustainability and continuity. The interns will be working with the NCCYHA President, Mr. Shaun Fadale and the Board of Directors to plan, organize and evaluate the tournament.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army group planned afterschool workshops for area elementary and middle school children. The workshop series included on-line and social media safety, healthy cooking, mentoring, self-love, character development and physical fitness/basketball. The after school children really enjoyed building relationships with the leadership students and learning more about college and the college students’ lives.  Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, Ms. Kathryn Pilgrim this team is coordinating a basketball skills clinic and a leadership series that the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity will plan and implement each semester. 

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