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Leadership and Student Government

Journey Leadership for the entire Journey student body

Journey students develop into leaders with the necessary confidence to become agents for change, the compassion to help others, and the character to make choices with integrity.

Journey’s leadership component is woven into the curriculum and culture of the school. Here are a few examples of how leadership is a regular component of Journey:

  • All students are encouraged to set quarterly academic goals, which are reviewed regularly to ensure students stay focused on what matters most and are continuously striving to improve.
  • Semi-annual Team Meetings are held with parents and teachers but are led by the student, who reports on his/her progress in academics and goals.
  • The Journey day begins with an opening exercises of prayer, pledge, and announcements. Every student, regardless of age, learns to lead and conduct the school.
  • Students are taught a daily values lesson (link here) which focuses on characteristics, actions, and behaviors that create strong, compassionate leaders.
  • An energetic Student Government leads the student body in service projects, fundraisers, and activities.

Journey Student Government for Journey Middle School Students

Journey’s middle school (6th-8th grade) students are given opportunities to be leaders. These students are enrolled in a Principles of Leadership class with a four-fold focus on self-government, peer leadership, school leadership, and community leadership. As a part of this class, students actively participate in the student council which gives them experience in being good leaders and helpful citizens.
  • Student Body elections are held each year for a student body President, Vice-President/Treasurer, Secretary/Historian, and Class representative.
  • The student government choose, plans, and orchestrates fundraisers in order to raise money to help serve others and for special activities or trips.
  • Service is a major component of the Journey Student Government. As a class, the students explore needs within the community and use a portion of their fundraising money to service these needs. Some examples of past service projects include care packages for deployed military, purchasing necessities for refugee families, and
  • Journey’s middle school students participate in a U.S. History trip to Washington DC that takes place every other year. A portion of the money fundraised by the student government goes toward the cost of a trip to Washington DC that takes place every other year.