Parent Handbook

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Peres Leadership Program! Your child is now part of an elite group of students, selected because he or she has exhibited the potential to be a future leader and influencer in our community. Students are joining our program in addition to many other commitments; we therefore ask you to please take a few moments to look over this handbook so you are aware of all future times, dates, and program expectations. This will enable your child to make the most of our program!

Contact Info

Sarah Dworcan is our Executive Director and your direct contact at Peres. All questions and concerns about curriculum, attendance, etc. should be sent to her via email or phone by the student. In order to foster personal responsibility, we strongly discourage parents from contacting Sarah on behalf of their child in regards to curriculum or attendance. Of course, we welcome any personal concerns or feedback you, the parent, may have.

Sarah Dworcan
Phone: (561) 838-9002 ext.6 Email: sarah@peresleadership.org

Meeting Dates and Times

November 12, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm
November 14, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm
December 5, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm
January 9, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm
February 13, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm
March 13, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm
April 10, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm
May 1, 2018 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Our time together is short. In order to gain the most from Peres, students are required to be at all meetings. All sessions begin and end promptly.

Should extenuating circumstances occur, students should contact Sarah as soon as they are aware that they are unable to attend. Consistent absences may unfortunately result in dismissal from the program.

Light refreshments are served at each meeting.

Curriculum and Final Project

Before each of the 6 meetings students will receive a short booklet containing stories, video links, and newspaper clippings. Please read the booklet before each meeting. At the end of each booklet are questions which ask students to thoughtfully consider and discuss what they have read. Answers should be turned in at the meeting. These answers are evaluated in order to choose the Certificate of Distinction winner at the end of the program.

Final Project

The final project is due on April 10, 2018. The final project has two parts, and students’ grades will be used in selecting the winner of the Certificate of Distinction.

Part One: Essay

Students will be given a short video to watch and will then write an essay connecting the video to the six pillars of leadership.

Part Two: YouTube Video

Students will create a short YouTube video that speaks to their experience in the Peres Leadership Program and what they have learned from it. Videos of merit will be shown at the awards ceremony and may be used in promotional material for Peres.

Dress Code

In order to maintain decorum, we kindly request students dress in business casual attire at all meetings. For boys, slacks and a button-down shirt are appropriate. For girls, slacks or longer length dresses/skirts and no bare shoulders please.

Mentors

A major part of Peres is our amazing team of mentors who are all community members that are highly successful leaders in their fields. They each kindly volunteer their valuable time to lead a group of students at Peres. At each meeting mentors will discuss the pillars of leadership and how these pillars have applied to their success. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and cultivate a relationship with their mentor, who can give them valuable guidance and advice.

We look forward to a year of vision, growth, and success!