Leadership program hits the campaign trail


Findlay presents certificate to student.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (July 11, 2014) — The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University became “Campaign Central” this week for the Summer Leadership Academy. Today for the closing ceremony, the hotel’s halls and auditorium were festooned with political posters and brochures for this year’s academy exercise in political leadership. 

For the past week, the Tuskegee University Continuing Education Program hosted about 40 high school students from around the country. The annual academy teaches the young people about topics such as effective leadership skills, communication, business etiquette, and money management. This year’s focus was on political leadership. The students were separated into campaign teams that tackled community issues, established platforms, and branding for their chosen candidates’ mock political run. 

“We’re trying to get [the students] to help community problems. We know that very often it is the elected leaders who are charged to do this,” said Henry J. Findlay, director of continuing education. “The quality of a community depends on the leadership of that community.”

Campaign presentation for closing ceremony.

Political posters cover the lectern in auditorium.

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