Student Leadership Development
The Georgetown Police Department challenges high school students by sponsoring a “Student Leadership Development Series” to explore the critical skills needed to be a leader in today’s society. We plan activities to address the following themes: service, ethics, personal skills, and strategies to affect positive change. Students hear from leaders about the skills, challenges and triumphs that have developed their ability and desire to affect change in their environment. True progress for our city and county can only come when leaders have a vision to challenge the status quo and change things for the better.
The most recent session of the Series was a three-day retreat on February 8-10, 2013, at the Wampee Conference and Training Center in Pinopolis, SC. Attendance at the retreat was limited to twenty students, students of Georgetown High School, who were chaperoned by police officers and a high school teacher to ensure a safe and productive weekend. The department is excited about the opportunity to help community members become instruments of positive change.
The Wampee Conference and Training Center is located in a secluded setting on the banks of Lake Lake Moultrie. The venue provided the perfect environment for students to explore and develop their own leadership skills, build collaboration skills and the concept of team, and develop the nucleus of a group of young people that will serve our community for years to come.
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