Shucker Leadership Institute Furman University

The Shucker Leadership Institute is a two-year program designed to help students explore their passions, strengths, and values, experience personal, professional, and team-based contexts for leadership development, and engage the community through collaborative partnerships and meaningful service. During the first year, our new fellows focus on personal development and reflection, participate in direct service, and learn what it means to seek root causes when engaging in the community. .

During the second year, sophomore fellows work in small groups with a mentor to take the skills and tools they have developed and apply them to their Leadership Challenge Project, or LCP. In the past, they have partnered with Soteria, the Shi Center, Greenville Area Parkinson Society, New Washington Heights, and the Strengths program at Furman. Working within a specific “track” of the program, sophomores will seek to engage and make an impact at Furman, in Greenville, nationally, and globally. In keeping with the Furman Advantage, the Shucker Leadership Institute strives to give our fellows high-impact experiences and opportunities to engage with the greater Greenville community.

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