Office of Student Leadership Development

Service Learning Projects

During Phase 1 of Leadership Lehigh, students will be placed into teams and have the opportunity to be paired with a local community agency in order to make a positive impact on the community.  In these teams, students will work with their community agency to execute a project to benefit the community members targeted by the specified agency.  This year, Phase 1 members will be working with:

The mission is to identify, represent and respond to the needs, interests and concerns of the Hispanic community and the community at large. 
Services Provided: Brand new food bank for South Bethlehem residents, Senior Citizen hang out space during the day, social service assistance, and a community garden.

Our mission is to be the Greater Bethlehem Area's community leader in providing the services to enhance family life, healthy lifestyles and to help our youtgh develop leadership qualities through values based on Christian principles.
Services Provided:  Youth programs, wellness programs, and family programs.

New Bethany Ministries is located in the heart of South Side Bethlehem.  The mission is to provide care, services and facilities to the homeless, the hungry, the mentally ill and the poor with a level of quality that exceeds that of secular agencies.
Services Provided:  Facilities for the Homeless, daily lunch soup kitchen, food bank, and educational programs for residents.

Donegan Elementary School is a place of realized potential that offers students the opportunity to learn and grow.  It is a place that offers challenging work.  It is a place that heals children with trust, caring, and forgiveness.  It is a place that forgives the mistakes of growing up.  It is a place of realized potential opening itself to change and keeps an open mind to the fact that potential is a mystery.
Services Provided:  A brand new Community School with Lehigh University as the lead partner.  A community school functions as active agents of change in the lives of students and families, with initiatives that recognize schools, strong families and healthy communities are intertwined.  New programs are developing daily ranging from after school initiatives for children, to evening courses and activities for parents.

The mission of Historic Bethlehem Partnership is to bring history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem's rich heritage, by preserving historic sites, and by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting historical and artistic objects that can be used to tell the stories of Bethlehem's people.
Services Provided:  Assistance with upcoming festivals, and historical preservation.

The mission at Broughal Middle School reads:
Understanding that diversity is our strength, we believe all students:
  1. should celebrate their uniqueness and that of others
  2. deserve a quality education regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status
  3. can learn and achieve increased academic levels of success
Services Provided:  A community School with Lehigh University as the lead partner.  After school Initiatives for students would be a priority.

Altitude Student Leadership Conference

The core philosophy of Altitude is to empower students to take personal responsibility for their leadership development by providing them with resources, strategies and practical skills that will enable them to face new and evolving leadership challenges.  Students will have the opportunity to network with presenters and other participants to understand real world leadership experiences and strategize the best way for a leader to navigate the higher altitudes of leadership development as they ascend to their personal peak of performance!
Altitude is a student-run leadership conference targeted to students from Eastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.  During the event, participants will be challenged t see the potential they have to reach great heights through continuous leadership education and development, networking, and will understand real world leadership experiences and strategies.
General Information
A common curriculum will serve as the starting point in a dialogue about the many different aspects of leadership necessary to succeed in today's society.  This year will focus on the theme of innovative leadership.  Altitude 2013 will take place on Saturday, March 2nd in the university Center from 9am-4pm.
For more information, check out Altitude 2013's Facebook and Twitter!