The Center for Servant Leadership and Civic Engagement
Established in 2016, the servant leadership initiative is a collaboration between the EveryDayGood Foundation and St. Thomas More High School. Realizing that students have a greater purpose in this world than just showing up to school and sitting in class, STM is initiating a movement within every area of the school – academics, athletics, and all extracurriculars – to inspire a culture of true servant leadership.
At the core of the servant leadership initiative is a character-based curriculum guided through some central servant leadership themes. The key themes – Humility, Wisdom, Belief, Honor, Reflection, Shared Life, Movement, and Opportunity – provide direction for the program and the cultural shift at STM to help all students discover their purpose, passion, and perspective and become genuine servant leaders in Christ’s image.
Implementation will begin with the Fall 2016 freshman class and will grow over the next four years. Students will engage in a servant leadership boot camp, freshman seminar, servant leadership retreats, and civic engagement through service opportunities both locally and internationally.
Objectives of the Servant Leadership Program:
- To empower students, faculty, and staff to understand, own, and live out their unique calling to serve others
- To teach students, faculty, and staff to effectively lead and inspire others to work to improve their community
- To provide students, faculty, and staff with both local and global service opportunities, helping them put their own lives in perspective
- To create a school culture of servant leadership that emphasizes the importance of community involvement
The comprehensive, interactive approach will engage the entire St. Thomas More Community