POWERED BY THE JERRY J. DAWSON CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN MACON COUNTY ILLINOIS

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Check Out the Exciting Middle School Programs Offered by DCLI!

The Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute (DCLI) is a strategic, long-term initiative that encourages students in the Decatur Public Schools to pursue career options that benefit their community. DCLI activities tie civic responsibility to job opportunities in law enforcement, healthcare, local governance, social entrepreneurship and education. A focus on personal values empowers students to understand how personal decisions affect their own lives and those of others. DCLI programming incorporates paid internships and connections to prospective employers. Graduates who are substantially invested in the program are eligible to access financial support for continuing education at Richland Community College.

 

Below is a brief description of programming that will be offered during spring and summer of 2022.  All programming is open Decatur Public School District 61 students.

Read About DCLI Middle School Programs Below

MALE LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

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Male Leadership Initiative

Mentoring for Middle School

The Male Leadership Initiative is a leadership program specifically designed for young men. The Male Leadership Initiative is a mentorship program that will focus on enhancing skills in academics, language and communication, commitment to community and service, appearance and attire and health and wellness.  

 

Offered: 2022 Academic Year

Students: 7th & 8th

Tags: DCLI Leadership

mikva challenge | project soapbox

Are You Interested in Putting Your Voice into Action?

Project Soapbox combines public speaking and development of persuasive speeches with issues that students care about. It is similar to a TedTalk. Project Soapbox works to ensure that students voices are encouraged, valued and incorporated. Participants will understand the impact of collective action.

Offered: 2022 Academic Year

Students: 7th & 8th

Tags: DCLI Leadership, Communication, TedTalks

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Middle School Health Professions Club

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Middle School Health Professions Club

Provides an opportunity for middle school students interested in healthcare to meet healthcare professionals in a variety of areas. The Middle school health professions club is designed to explore individual health, wellness, and personal fitness.

 

Offered: 2022 Academic Year

Students: 7th & 8th

Tags: DCLI Leadership, Healthcare

STUDENT VOICE COMMITTEE @ HOPE ACADEMY

Student Voice Committee @ Hope Academy

The Student Voice Committee is a part of the Mikva Challenge.  SVC is a curriculum driven student committee that learns how to become student advocates within their school building.  Students work to become the bridge between the student body and building leadership – together.

 

Offered: Spring 2022

Tags: DCLI Leadership, Voice

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Young Ladies Leadership Initiative

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Are you interested in becoming a leader in your community?

The Young Ladies Leadership Initiative is a leadership program specifically designed for young men. The Male Leadership Initiative is a mentorship program that will focus on built on establishing skills in academics, language and communication, commitment to community and service, appearance and attire and health and wellness. The Young Ladies Leadership Initiative will share a common read and will also spend some time together developing leadership skills – academics, speaking, literacy, etc.

Offered: 2022 Academic Year

Students: 7th & 8th

Tags: DCLI Leadership, Academics, Leadership

ICE HOUSE Entrepreneurship Program*

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Middle School Entrepreneurship Program

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program for middle school students who are interested in building businesses. Ice House Entrepreneurship program will be guided by eight core principles and will conclude with workshops on business development.  The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered to Middle School Students during the summer.  Collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI). 

 

Offered: Spring 2022

Students: 7th & 8th

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