Year of Leadership
Each year, the Urban Academy selects a theme to explore in a variety of different ways. Our theme during this 2012-2013 school year is that of ‘Leadership’.
We chose Leadership as it speaks to Urban Academy’s values and is a key component of our students’ development. With opportunities such as the ambassador program, student council, community service, buddy programs and many more, we see our students thrive when they are asked to step into positions of mentorship and leadership.
Each student, parent, staff member, teacher and friend who makes up the Urban Academy community, brings with them a myriad of skills, talents and passions. We see each of these individuals tapping into their abilities and bringing them to the whole. The result is a dynamic, creative and vibrant community of leaders contributing a richness that continues to build Urban Academy up in so many diverse ways.
Leadership as a concept will be woven into curriculum, work plans and projects in a way that will enhance both classroom and opening circle discussions. Any given year, the theme that has been selected permeates through conversations, class dynamics, teacher work and student interaction. We are so excited to identify leadership qualities in each of our students and support them in becoming the leaders that they already are within.