Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 17: Creating a Leadership Legacy #DisneyYouth #Gifted #Write31Days

Today is day 17 out of 31 in my #DisneyYouth #Gifted #Write31Days series. 

As I was getting ready to share all about another great Disney Youth's Y.E.S, a really neat one for kids in grades 6-12 called Creating a Leadership Legacy, happened to catch that tonight’s #gtchat (Reclaiming the Freedom to Learn with Nikhil Goyal) on Twitter was focusing on the following:
  • Reclaiming the Freedom to Learn and what that entails, as well as:
  • Interpreting what it means to be a lifelong learner
  • Identifying opportunities for gifted college students
  • Locating leadership opportunities for gifted students
  • Paying for college
  • Finding college scholarships  / other learning opportunities for gifted students

The #gtchat topics tie in so well with what Disney Youth has to offer…it was amazing! 
Felt as if their must have either been coincidence or else Divine intervention for me to happen to catch this particular #gtchat just in time to hear the discussion...literally everything that Disney Youth has to offer gifted students could be tied in with tonight’s #gtchat

Was able to send out a few tweets about #DisneyYouth and how they are such a great fit for gifted students, but being succinct enough to fit into a 140 characters or less tweet to try to explain everything that Disney Youth Programs have to offer gifted students is difficult. 
There is just too much to say that goes way beyond 140 characters.
From everything that I know about Disney Youth Programs, truly believe that they are an amazing opportunity for all students, especially gifted students. 

If you happened to have popped over from today’s #gtchat, hope that you will read all of the posts in this #DisneyYouth #Gifted #Write31Days series

Here is the link to the kick off post that lists links to every post within this #DisneyYouth #Gifted #Write31Days Series. 
Hope that you will also follow me on Pinterest
Am  f5th on Pinterest. f5th stands for Fab Fresh Fun with Family & Friends. 
Have several Pinterest boards that tie in with education for gifted students, along with other themed boards.

So, without further ado, my post for today is Creating a Leadership Legacy.

Here is the program overview, straight from Disney Youth:
Creating a Leadership Legacy, is a three-hour leadership experience through Disney California Adventure® that enables anyone ages 12 and up to discover Walt Disney's "secret of making dreams come true." Students learn how to develop their own leadership legacy, to become confident in their ability to accomplish their goals and be motivated to achieve the impossible. They are challenged to discover their personal branding and develop their core values, have the courage to step out of their comfort zones and understand the importance of diversity as they explore the Park and experience exciting attractions.
Key Learning Points

After completing Creating a Leadership Legacy, students will be able to:

  • Define likeability, leadership and legacy
  • Identify core values and how to apply them
  • Understand the importance of personal branding, integrity, risk-taking, personal ownership and self esteem
  • Develop interpersonal communication and career skills, and understand the difference between verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Learn from past leaders and build upon their skills

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.