First year Leadership Southwestern students recently completed a 12-week fitness and nutrition curriculum with second-grade students from Lowell Elementary in Winfield.
Taking the L.E.A.D. (leadership, exercise, action, and diet) was taught by the SC students with assistance from community members Terri Fields, Nancy Miller, and Becky Reid.
A celebration for the culmination of the curriculum was held on April 18 at Lowell. Funding for the celebration was provided by a grant from Youth Service America for Global Youth Service Day.
“It has been fun watching the Leadership students build relationships with the second graders,” says Lindsay Wilke, assistant director for Leadership Southwestern. “The Leadership team took on an extensive project over the course of the semester and secured grant funding to make it happen. Watching the project unfold has been extremely rewarding for everyone involved.”