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Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

What is the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program?

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program focuses on identifying leaders in Student 2 Student® programs that show great leadership potential who will take the knowledge and skills learned and take them back to their campus to grow and sustain their S2S program.

In our pursuit of the absolute best candidates, we have made some changes to the selection process.

  • Only two students may apply from your campus. (One boy and one girl).
  • Only one student from the campus will be selected.
  • Students must be a sophomore or junior to apply.
  • Campuses can send students for either the Fall 2016 semester or the Spring 2017 semester. If selected for the Fall 2016 semester, the campus will not be eligible to nominate another candidate until Fall of 2017.

Click here to view an overview of the Fall 2017 Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Event ot the United States Military Academy.
Click here to download a PDF of an overview of the 2017 Spring Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership event at the United States Air Force Academy.

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The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program was established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006 to identify exemplary young people through their participation in the MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program. The program was named for Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, in recognition of her dedication to the development of children and youth.  Mrs. Hesselbein is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was awarded  the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Under the direction of the MCEC, and following the inspiration and guidance of Mrs. Hesselbein, this one-week training program is offered at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The program delivers intensive training, interaction with positive role models, and practical applications which benefit participants in their studies and throughout their lifetime. Full Tuition includes transportation, lodging, meals, program materials and supplies.

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program objectives are focused on the following major areas:  team building, leadership development, to include goal setting, and motivational workshops; resilience, life span human development, character development, community involvement and leaders in action.

Applicants must be a Sophomore or Junior, and active in their local Student 2 Student program.