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Building Tomorrow's Leaders, Jr.

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Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Jr. is a civic engagement and leadership program geared to upper elementary and middle school students from NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

Program Goals:

  • Explore leadership in schools and communities.
  • Practice essential leadership skills.
  • Complete a service-learning project.

The modules take students through hands-on activities and thought-provoking discussions to learn and improve:

  • Confidence
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Cooperation
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Taking responsibility
  • Interpersonal communication

The program includes:

  • Ready-to-use resource divided into eight modules that can be adapted to meet student and program needs.
  • Mini grants available for activities, lessons and project supplies depending on number of students and program implementation ideas and requests.

For program information, contact:
Marie Hvidsten, NDSU Extension Program Coordinator, Leadership and Civic Engagement at or 701-730-1282

For school proposal submission:
Taylor Olsen, Education Program Administrator at 701-328-2629