Student Leadership

New Horizons Leadership Project

Middle School through Grade 11


Many students struggle to identify their interests and what they want to study. Having a focus or passion helps to define the road ahead. The student will create a unique leadership project. The leadership project helps students develop personal qualities that advance academic skills and develop interests and passions and give students public speaking, team building, problem solving, and leadership experience.


  1. The purpose of a student leadership project is twofold: the student will gain real life experience in project and time management, supervising and delegating work through the committee process.
  2. In addition the project will leave a legacy of involvement in the community with a project that will be handed-down to the committee after the leader graduates. Thus the community organization will continue to have student support and student leaders.
  3. At the conclusion of the project, the student will do a self-evaluation and create a binder with all documents developed in conjunction with their project.


Colleges require applicants to write a narrative that identifies who they are, and what sets them apart from other candidates. The project is an important chapter in that narrative. 


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.

—Henry David Thoreau

Help your child discover his or her passion.

Did you know…

Well-constructed service experiences can offer a vehicle for powerful learning related to leadership development.