Leadership Action Projects
This fall, LB will be entering its 32nd year of achieving excellence in leadership in Brevard County by “working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead,” and we need your continued support to achieve this mission. In addition to our programming to build community leadership skills and knowledge about this community, all class members are required to participate in a community project. These projects are designed to be a leadership learning experience for the participants and a meaningful benefit to the community organization. During its history, Leadership Brevard (LB), the flagship community leadership program of LEAD Brevard, has organized, guided and overseen the successful completion of over 164 Leadership Action Projects (LAP’s). In recent years, the Leadership Brevard class has contributed over 2,500 annual volunteer service hours to the community with an in kind impact of over $58,500 to Brevard. Over 30 years, impact totals are over $1M!!
Leadership Brevard Action Projects Overview
Class of 2017
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida: ““Mentor Recruitment Project: A Call to Action”
Create a marketing and outreach plan to help create solutions to identified gaps in service for mentoring programs to help expand their mentor base and program services for the at-risk youth served in Brevard County.
- Brevard Homeless Coalition, Inc.: “The Cost of Homelessness in Brevard County”
Assess what the true costs of homelessness are in Brevard County. Team members will collect relevant data from Brevard County Health Care systems and key members of the Legal system which will focus on the total costs of homelessness, as well as the specific costs for the most frequent users of the services in each area.
- Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition, Inc.: “DOCK Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Initiative”
Develop a plan to recruit and retain skilled volunteers. Giving DOCK children a helping hand today will enable them to compete more effectively with their peers and provide them with critical skills they need in the future.
- Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation, Inc.: “Navigating a cancer diagnosis in Brevard County”
Improve the way coordinated information is delivered to cancer patients by navigating the ins and outs of their cancer journey. Also, design and implement an electronic or hard copy support guide for cancer patients and their families based on their personal, financial, medical, spiritual or emotional needs.
- Children’s Home Society of Florida: “Parent University: A Parent Enrichment and Engagement Program”
Help develop “Parent University,” a venue to educate, engage, inform, and empower Endeavour’s parents and caregivers. Because parent/caregiver engagement is so crucial to student academic and social success, Parent U seeks to encourage parents to take an active role in their student’s education while enhancing their own.
- Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary, Inc.: “Ensuring that Nature and Space Coast Residents Continue to Thrive Together”
Raise awareness and ensure all Space Coast residents are aware of and support the activities of FWH to rehabilitate and return wildlife to their natural habitat. The goals of this branding and marketing campaign include educate the public, brand FWH and encourage greater public participation in the hospital.
- Greater Titusville Renaissance, Inc.: “Greater Titusville Renaissance Youth Academy”
Create a professional video and presentation package that volunteer leaders could bring to the classroom, and then coordinate this with Brevard County Schools. Secondly, create a one-stop, online location that houses a database of community non-profits with a list of age appropriate volunteer opportunities for students.
- The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum: “STEAM Space”
Work with the Education Director in developing intellectual materials for the program, conceptualizing a class or camp that would tie to one or more of the STEAM disciplines, developing lesson plans that tie to the STEAM disciplines as well as to displays or artifacts in the museum, and preparing promotional materials that will be distributed to schools, local youth agencies and other venues in the county where at-risk youth might be identified for the program. Furthermore, develop concepts and promotional content for two camps in 2017 and develop five new lesson plans for our STEAM Saturdays in 2017.
Summaries of Leadership Action Projects completed: