Leaders are the voice of those who are afraid to speak up and bring out the best in people. They help others realize their own potential and possibly encourage them to also become leaders. – Joddy Nwankwo ’18 (pictured above, far right)
We believe all students have the potential to lead, and we help students unlock this potential in many ways.
Held at the beginning of every school year, RUN BVR is Beaver’s Annual Leadership Summit. At the summit, students attend workshops to (1) help them develop leadership skills, (2) engage in conversation about what it means to be a leader, (3) set leadership goals for the upcoming year, and (4) learn how to best apply their leadership knowledge in the Beaver community and beyond.
Throughout the year, students can continue their leadership development by joining various on-campus groups, including (but not limited to):
- Community Action Leaders (CALs): a group of Middle School students committed to learning leadership skills – such as collaboration, meeting facilitation, effective communication, etc. – and implementing them at Beaver and in the greater community.
- Hiatt Task Force: a selected group of Upper Schoolers responsible for bringing student-driven awareness and programming to Beaver. Guided by what the student body wants and needs, this working group includes student leadership roles such as Media Specialist, STEM Specialist, Sustainability Specialist, Innovation Specialist, and Athletic Specialist.
- Example: Our varsity sports teams run athletic clinics with the local Boys & Girls Clubs.
WORKSHOPS + CONFERENCES
Students also have the opportunity and financial support to get involved in workshops and conferences outside of Beaver, including:
- National Youth Leadership Conference
- The City School
- MS Social Justice Workshops
- InIt: YWCA
- Women2Women Conference
- Global Young Leaders Conference
- Gay Straight Alliance Summit
- Student Diversity Leadership Conference
STUDENT LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHTS
I learned that you don’t need a title to be a leader. You can be a leader in a lot of different ways. – Jonathan Fascetti ’21