Fall Webinar Series: Servant Leadership After Camp

This past fall, a group of Rising Sun campers from 2017 and 2018 met online to discuss servant leadership after camp in our first webinar series for new alumnae/i. The series is an extension of our summer program and focuses on providing our newest alumni with the skills to apply the leadership lessons of Camp to projects in their own communities.

One of the visions of Camp Rising Sun’s founder, Freddie Jonas, was to encourage young people to demonstrate a philosophy of living to serve society through the pursuit of humanitarian goals. Freddie had hoped that campers would return to their communities the benefits they had gained from Camp. This series was designed to help campers put this leadership philosophy into action. The free online course highlighted strategies for creating social change, provided resources for designing a project, and included the stories of several guest speaker who went on to coordinate various local service projects as a result of their own experiences at CRS.

The series’ speakers included Haylee Sovell (CRS ‘16), founder of the Race to Raise 5K charity in Beaver Falls, MN; Katleho Mohale ( CRS ‘11, ‘12, ‘16, ‘18), founder and CEO of Katleho’s Give2Talent Nonprofit Organization in Cape Town, South Africa; and HuiChen Wang (‘16, ‘17), who recently facilitated a mini CRS-inspired summer program for students in Shanghai, China.

The sessions were recorded for those who were unable to attend. Please feel free to watch the videos and review the additional resources on your own timeline. We hope the materials will be useful for you as you put your passions into action through a social service or change-oriented project of your own!

LAJF cares about our alumni for life. If you have any questions or would like additional support planning your own projects, please email us or reach out to our alumni community for support. We have a vast alumni network of alumnae/i who may be able to support your leadership ventures. Visit our Alumni Database to search for alumni/ae who may have experience in your desired areas of interest.

Week 1: Strategies for Change

Guest Speaker: Haylee Sovell (CRS ‘16)

Week 2: Planning, Preparation, action

Guest speaker: HuiChen Wang (CRS ‘16 & ‘17)

Week 3: Critical Approach to Service

Guest Speaker: Katleho Mohale (CRS ‘11, ‘12, ‘16, ‘18)

Week 4: Reflection