Eighth-grade students from Mt. Aetna Elementary School recently had the opportunity to build upon their leadership, personality and character skills through the American Rising Stars program.
American Rising Stars is a youth leadership development program based on a program that has been successfully used in businesses for more than 25 years. The students learned how to set goals and develop plans to achieve them. The curriculum also helps to build self-esteem and increase academic performance, according to a press release from the school.
A key element of the Rising Stars process involved the integration of personal goals with forward thinking professional goals to serve as built-in motivation, according to the press release. The process helps young people turn potential into performance by developing their most valuable asset - themselves.
One of the highlights of the program was when the students shared the skills that they learned by participating in the program.