Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Retreat gives high schoolers a glimpse at college life; builds leadership skills
Oakland University recently hosted the Learning and Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) Student Leadership Residential Retreat. It was a follow up program to the high school leadership conference held earlier this year where 300 students from 55 area high schools attended.
This retreat was aimed at providing students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn new ways they can create a more inclusive school environment. Following the retreat, student participants are expected to implement the new skills they have learned at their current high schools and begin the process of improving the climate there.
Coordinated through Oakland's Department of Pre-College Programs, students engaged in leadership training, learned about the admissions process, toured the campus and stayed overnight in a campus residence hall. Students were from high schools in the following school districts: Berkley, Clarenceville, Clawson, Ferndale, Holly, Lamphere, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Royal Oak and Walled Lake.