Jenks Leadership Program for Undergraduates
The Class of 2016 Jenks leaders with Winston Center benefactor Bob Winston.
Fall 2015 Program Update
Last fall, the students of the Jenks Class of 2016 headed to Bob and Judy Winston’s Cape Cod house for a daylong retreat. Students spent the day brainstorming for their service projects, and also heard from Peter McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Saint Columbkille Partnership School, who spoke about the school and its plans for growth. Co-directors of the incoming Class of 2017, Kathleen Larkin, Ryan Marti, and Carson Truesdell, led the recruitment and selection of the new class. From a pool of more than 100 applicants, 27 students representing each of the five undergraduate schools were selected.
About the Jenks Leadership Program
The Jenks Leadership Program (JLP) is the signature student leadership program of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics and the Boston College community. JLP, named for Weston “Sandy” Jenks ’47, identifies and prepares undergraduate men and women to take up leadership roles in the service of others and the common good. Strongly influenced by Robert Greenleaf’s work on Servant Leadership, JLP provides a solid foundation to enable its graduates to become responsible leaders in a global society. This complements Sandy Jenks’s original vision and fits the motto he developed, “Learning for Leadership, Leadership for Service.”
The JLP consists of three modules with each module taking place over a semester:
Module One (Spring Semester I): Individual Leadership
Module one will consist of a series of workshops that work on developing participants’ individual leadership skills.
Module Two (Fall Semester I): Team Leadership
Module two’s workshops will focus on the dynamics of team leadership with participants being grouped into small teams (4-5 members) and each team planning a service project.
Module Three (Spring Semester II): Service Project
During module three, the teams will execute their service projects.
Did you know?
- That the latest Jenks class was 60% students from MCAS.
- That Jenks students have performed more than 200 hours of community service.
- That through the course of the program 20 hours are dedicated to leadership training.