FORM for Junior Leaders Program
Recommendation Due Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
One of your students is applying to participate in the Junior Leaders Program
with The Woods Project. They have asked you to fill out a recommendation on
their behalf. Your recommendation form is a requirement for them to be
considered for this program and it must be completed by Friday, September 17, 2021.
If accepted, your student will be one of about forty high school students
participating in a year-long program filled with various training sessions and
activities centered around leadership development. The program concludes with a
two week hiking, sea-kayaking, and leadership development
trip in the Apostle Islands—home to 21 islands and 12 miles of preserved lake
shore on Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin! The students will be living
in rustic conditions and will be engaged in challenging physical and mental
activities, including a seven-night back country tandem sea kayaking
trip. Students will also be without their cell phones and out of touch
with family and friends during the two-week experience.
Students that participate in The Woods Project Junior Leadership
Program must be mature and responsible enough to handle the challenges of being
in a new place, experiencing new things and working with a diverse group of
people. For this special program, they must have attended and excelled in at
least one Woods Project summer trip in the past. They must also have
demonstrated their ability in leadership and have a strong interest in further
leadership development. It is very important that our students are prepared
both emotionally and physically, and understand that if
they're selected for the Apostle Island trip, they will be on the water
kayaking for several hours at a time in various weather conditions. Please
answer the questions below honestly so we can determine if this student is
ready for a life-changing experience and further leadership development with
The Woods Project.
Please note that you need to be a summer TWP Volunteer Leader or a
teacher to recommend students. Recommendation forms
are due by Friday, September 17, 2021.
Please contact Jessica Merino at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about the
Junior Leaders Program. You can also visit our website or
watch this video to learn more about how The Woods
Project is changing the lives of Houston students.