2021-2022 TWP Junior Leaders Program Recommendation Form

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RECOMMENDATION FORM for Junior Leaders Program 

                                               Recommendation Due Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 


Hello! 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 jmerino@thewoodsproject.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.