Building Tomorrow's Leaders

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The North Dakota State University Extension Service recently developed a civic engagement program for high school students. Building Tomorrow’s Leaders (BTL) is a comprehensive program geared for high school students in grades 9-10 (with availability for grades 11-12), which aims to strengthen leadership skills, build confidence in young adults, empower students for involvement in school and civic organizations and, in turn, will build a sense of community. Students will complete a project to meet a school or community need, by applying a skill through module instruction, while developing personal and professional networks. If your school is interested in participating, please complete the application and budget application below:
Collaboration of Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today | Civic Engagement in North Dakota
After dozens of community visits across the state of North Dakota, student engagement, succession planning and preparing leaders for the future became clear improvement opportunities for communities large and small.  NDSU Extension, supported by the Department of Public Instruction, developed the curriculum needed to support some of these opportunities. The question remains how do we utilize this new program to impact schools, communities and the state of North Dakota.

Welcome to Building Tomorrow's Leaders!

Targeted instruction areas include eight modules based on North Dakota State Standards:

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Building Tomorrow’s Leaders joins Main Street Initiative
As part of the final module in the Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Program (Project Management), students will design and implement a project idea to assist their school and/or community in one of the three Main Street Pillar areas: 21st Century Workforce, Healthy Vibrant Communities or Smart, Efficient Infrastructure. To learn more about Governor Burgum's Main Street Initiative, please visit the website.