Leadership Tallahassee 2.0- More Connections, More Tallahassee
An extension of the LT Class experience for LT graduates to learn more about their community and to build more relationships with LT alumni outside of one’s own LT Class.
TLH Crossroads Project
Developing plans for a landmark art piece that aspires to connect the community, City, County, FAMU, FSU and TCC within the Gaines Street corridor.
Participated in a Habitat for Humanity Build
Raised funds which were donated to the Cascades Park effort.
The class was divided into Action Teams and assigned a program day topic to explore. They were to select a project from a list and complete that would be part of the Leadership Tallahassee 25 Wishes for 25 Years initiative.
The class was divided into Action Teams and assigned a program day topic to explore. Each group was to do an activity that would “make Tallahassee better”. One group is going into a school to help build a garden, another is going to CCYS to assist with a playground, another group has presented a financial literacy program to Griffin Middle School.
The class participated in the Mayor’s Summit on Race, Culture and Human Relations. They created a survey that they conducted at the event and assisted with marketing the event. They assisted in the break out sessions with introductions and end of session wrap up. Their survey results were presented to the City Commission in April 2007.
The class raised money to add playground equipment for the Hope Community. They assisted with preparing the site and installing the equipment. A ribbon cutting was held and community VIP’s invited for this occasion.
The class held a “Spring Fling” fundraiser at Chez Pierre for the Tallahassee Girls Choir of Choice. In addition, they worked with the Executive Director on a marketing plan and on recruiting additional board members.
The class was assigned to develop a plan for a Youth Leadership Tallahassee program to be presented to the LT Board of Governors. The plan was to include selection, curriculum, funding and target group served.
As result of September 11th, the Class decided to work with the students of Griffin Middle School on a memorial garden and gathering area for students that included patriotic themed mosaic stepping stones, plantings, tables and benches. Plaque at the site reads: “In memory of September 11, 2001 and dedicated to the students of Griffin Middle School, our hope for the future. Let the American Spirit live on in you! – Leadership Tallahassee Class XIX”
Class was divided into groups that explored various areas of the community and reported back to their class ways that they got involved: i.e., adopted a section of a highway, volunteered to create a website for a community arts organization, highlighted the Gaines street corridor as the next downtown improvement need, etc.
In collaboration with the City of Tallahassee and the South City neighborhood created a pocket park including playground equipment butterfly garden and an educational walking tour.
Funded scholarships for students at Lively Technical Center to be used for books and supplies.
Established and fully funded an endowed scholarship at Tallahassee Community College for a graduated of the Teenage Parent Program.
In partnership with the Volunteer Connection of the United Way, developed and published a business volunteer manual designed to guide corporate leaders in promoting volunteerism within their organizations and the community.
In cooperation with Refuge House and the Governor’s Task Force on Domestic Violence, hosted a regional conference on domestic violence.