FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools
Developed by FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, Tomorrow's Leaders is a leadership training program designed for high school juniors. Through a series of structured activities and events, Tomorrow's Leaders participants get to meet and interact with community leaders who share their thoughts, concerns and hopes about current issues, community resources and various factors impacting the future of Volusia County. Tomorrow's Leaders prepares students for constructive leadership, responsible citizenship and active participation in the affairs of Volusia County and beyond.
The six-month program begins in October with an orientation session for students and parents. Each month thereafter, students attend a seminar or workshop focusing on a specific topic, such as Criminal Justice, Social Services, Healthcare, Government and Education. During each seminar, students interact with community leaders who share insights on goal setting, effective communication, time management, motivation, human behavior and other aspects of effective leadership.
Throughout the Tomorrow's Leaders program, students are challenged in their understanding and awareness of the complexities of relationships, teamwork and problem solving. Skills, perspectives and relationships gained during the program will help students set and achieve personal and professional goals, and better prepare them to assume leadership positions.
Students from all ten high schools are selected to participate in the FUTURES Foundation leadership training programs. Through the seminars participants are challenged to expand their awareness of the interrelationships and complexities of our community.