I’m sure that most of my former peers and current leaders are not surprised that it was my responsibility to write this blog post and yet I forgot until the day it was due. However, do not expect that to be a reflection on my attitudes toward this program because I have never been more excited to be a part of Freshmen Lead than now in the capacity I am.
So far this semester I have had the absolute pleasure of watching many of this year’s Freshmen Leaders begin their journey of growth and self-discovery at this University in the absolute best of ways. With many of the Freshmen applying for amazing positions on campus like SOS, or absolutely crushing their classes and requirements for Lead I could not possibly be prouder.
Up to this point the majority of their Lead experience in meeting has been dedicated to their service projects, which don’t get me wrong I love (shout out Brandon), but this weekend I will get to lead meeting and dive into the aspect of this program that I love the most. I will be facilitating a discussion amongst the leaders as to the importance of ethical practices and intentions when it comes to practicing leadership, hopefully it will be a passionate and lively debate, but I feel confident that they will be reaching a healthy consensus as to the importance of not just doing something but of doing good.
I can see so much potential for good in all of the students I am lucky enough to work with and I am beyond grateful for the small part I get to play in the cultivation of that.
Freshmen LEAD embodies service and leadership to engage incoming first year students with the campus and Louisville community.
Reflections Director: Nora Alshimary
Service Director: Aditya Mehta
Student Advisor Director: Mia Rodriguez
The Engage Lead Serve Board's mission is to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage community engagement, model good leadership, and allow active service.
Engage Lead Serve Board
Student Activities Center, W310
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone: (502) 852-4333