Through my involvement in the LAUNCH program, I was able to further my knowledge of what it means to be a leader in my community while also developing valuable leadership skills. Prior to my involvement in the program, I had always believed that in order to be a leader one had to be appointed to such a major position of guiding others in any situation. Now, from the teachings of College LAUNCH for Leadership and the speakers brought in to help advise us Scholars, I have learned that being a leader starts within yourself and can take shape in many different ways. Whether it’s leading my group to complete a class project or reaching out to organizations to set up a donation drive, leadership to me is about helping my community and making changes to help pave the way to a brighter future.
After graduating from the LAUNCH program, I was inspired to continue my leadership efforts and I decided to apply to the College LAUNCH for Leadership Young Leader Executive Board (YLEB). I wanted to put to use my strengthened leadership traits in leading LAUNCH Scholars. Having been in the same position only a year ago, I found a desire to connect with the current Scholars through providing insight into a variety of important topics, such as the college application process. As a YLEB member, conversing with not only the students but also with the Wake Forest University staff who organize the program has helped me to grow more confident as a leader. This experience is unparalleled to any other and I will continue to take on leadership roles in my future thanks to the Wake Forest College LAUNCH for Leadership program and the College LAUNCH YLEB.
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