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Leadership Development Teams

2011 Leadership Development Teams

TEAM: Team Journey - don't stop believin'...:
Community Partners: SCCAA (Skagit County Community Action Agency) and Leadership Skagit

Project: U-READY? High School Survival Guide
The Team partnered with AVID students to produce a video that discussed critical elements students need to consider in order to successfully transition from Jr. High to High School. This video filmed and produced by the students, addressed issues of social life, academics, study skills, family life and more.

  • Team Members:
    Henry Van
    Becky Taft
    Lindsey Dostart
    Debbie Bundy
    Kristen Ekstran
    Coach: Gary Lorenz, LS '06

TEAM: Team LEAD (Loyalty Enthusiasm Accountability Diversity)
Community Partner: Friendship House

Project: Team LEAD sought a project that would leave a lasting legacy and help solve an acute issue in the County - poverty. In partnership with SCCAA and LS, we inspired a shared vision of what the County could do to eliminate poverty. With the help of a supportive community, the Circles® Campaign was brought to Skagit County with the mission of transforming communities by building relationships that inspire and equip people to end poverty. The vision is that everyone in America has enough meaning, relationships and resources in his or her life to thrive.

  • Team Members:
    Richard Delaney
    Diane Bobko
    Ann Leason
    Tyler Steinman
    Kelli Tolf
    Pola Kelley
    Coach: Nancy Jankelson, LS '09 (not shown)

TEAM: Skagit Seven - Victory Garden
Community Partners: Sedro-Woolley Senior Center, Skagit County Community Services, and Skagit Council on Aging

Project: The Landing is a home for abused children where Heart, Compassion and Support are provided. The project's vision was to encourage the hearts of many to help the children feel a sense of achievement by providing safety and fun. They had a one day Work Party with over 50 volunteers to build a 370' long wooden fence to protect the kids from traffic on Hwy 20, completed a play structure, swings and a basketball court as well as general cleanup to the outside areas.

  • Team Members:
    Coach: Erin Long LS '08
    Susan Lange
    Billie Stormont
    Joe Stewart
    Karen Kipling
    Cynthia Doussard
    Nida Tautvydas
    Larry West

TEAM: Dreamweavers
Community Partner: Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Project: The YMCA Camp Anderson
The DreamWeavers have pulled together plans, partners and resources to construct a safe, all-weather stage on the banks of Lake 16 at Camp Anderson in Conway. This stage will help dreams come alive for youth during summer programs sponsored by the Skagit Valley Family YMCA. The largest obstacle facing Camp Anderson is facility space for youth activities. Each year over 400 Skagit County youth entering first through eighth grade attend Camp Anderson. This new outdoor stage will add space for more day camp activities and eliminate activity waiting lists.

  • Team Members:
    Kris Atkins
    Jennifer Fix
    Debbie Allen
    Melissa Beaton
    Jim Gordon
    Coach: Janita Aalto, LS '10 (not shown)

TEAM: ROC ~ Roots of Change
Community Partners: Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County and North Cascades Institute

Project: The "Teen Leadership Summit ~A Sense of Place in Skagit~" was held at the North Cascades Institute (NCI) in Diablo, WA. Team ROC (Roots of Change) partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) of Skagit County to offer 17 exceptional teens a dynamic opportunity to gain confidence, leadership skills and an appreciation for the region's natural resources. Teens were selected from three BGC locations (Anacortes, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley) and the event combined BGC activities with NCI's environmental education programming.

  • Team Members:
    Phillip Prud'homme
    Julie Speck
    Cynthia Eichner
    Jessica Gigot
    Kristen Whitener
    Parrish Miller
    Coach: Sandy Swartos LS '09 (not shown)