Leadership Day - October 24, 2012
Formerly known as Heroism Day
In support of strategic commitments to service learning and development of principled leaders, The Citadel held its second annual Leadership Day (formerly named Heroism Day) October 24, 2012. On this day there were no regularly scheduled undergraduate day classes or required formations other than the first and last of the day. All member of the SC Corps of Cadets enrolled and participated in an approved Leadership Day activity. Day students living off campus and graduate students also participated in the event.
All freshmen participated in the SHARE program outreach to Innovation Zone Schools and all Juniors participated in the Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience (JEEE) on this day. Seniors and sophomores selected one of many approved service, training, and/or service team leadership experiences throughout the city.
All activities on Leadership Day were designed to engage students in a meaningful educational and developmental process outside the classroom: learning through service in the community, interacting with diverse populations, training for ethical and skilled leadership, serving as a trained leader for service teams, and/or preparing for service and leadership in one’s discipline. Training, accountability, and evaluation of impact (on those served and those serving) was integrated into all approved activities.
For an overview of Leadership Day 2012, visit The Krause Center for Leadership's Leadership Day page here.
Below is "Heroism Day by Numbers," which illustrates the impact 2011's event made on our community.
ARLAND D. WILLIAMS, JR. HEROISM DAY: November 8, 2011
One day, three core values: Honor, Duty, Respect
Three missions: Remember a Hero, Thank a Hero, Be a Hero
26 approved options, A-Z, planned/led by faculty-staff-student collaborators
634 Freshman cadets and 134 trained Jr-Sr cadet leaders taught students in
13 CCSD Innovation Zone schools about heroism and helped them make cards for their heroes and heroines (Teams A,B) Total person hours = 4,742 (est. value id="mce_marker"01,289*)
33 Cadets documented heroism programs and/or sorted and distributed hundreds of SHARE project school children’s Thank You cards and letters to veterans, firefighters, police, & healthcare professionals (Team J, U). Total person hours = 141
KRAUSE LEADERSHIP CENTER SERVICE LEARNING TEAMS
278 cadets participated in direct service to 25 community partner agencies (Team C)
Total Person Hours = 2,418 (est. value $51,648*)
OTHER DIRECT SERVICE INITIATIVES (Teams H, L, M, O, P, Q, S, V, W)
199 cadets participated in direct service to an additional 9 community agencies
Total Person Hours = 1,124 (est. value $24,009*)
PT TO HONOR AND REMEMBER VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
378 Cadets, veteran students, and staff engaged in rigorous PT to honor and appreciate the sacrifices of veterans/active duty military (Teams D, G, I) Total person hours = 1512
TRAINING FOR FUTURE HEROIC SERVICE TO COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY
155 Cadets trained in Disaster Relief, first aid, or CPR (E, K); Total person hours 888
47 Cadets trained and prepared for discipline-specific specific service (R,T,X);
Total person hours 236
30 Cadets, veteran students, and active duty undergraduates prepared for
career military service (Team F) Total person hours = 150
REINFORCEMENT OF CORE VALUES
36 Cadets participated in in-depth examination of Honor, Duty, and Respect definitions and applications (Teams N, Y) Total person hours = 230
61 Cadets fulfilled civic duty to work polls and campaigns to support the electoral process (Team Z) Total Person hrs 1220
DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPLED LEADERS
60 Faculty and Staff prepared and led Heroism Day activities
18 CGC students prepared and led Heroism Day activities
201 Cadets trained and served as Team CIC’s
*Economic value estimates estimated based on Corporation for National and Community Service rate of $21.36/hr. See www.volunteeringinamerica.gov.