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Leadership Development Academy announces collaborative projects

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Gazette staff
December 24, 2007

Exploring ways to save a historic downtown gas station is one of five collaborative projects being spearheaded by adult students from the 2008 Leadership Development Academy class.


Teams of students from the 25-member class chose each project as part of an assignment designed to give students the opportunity to think creatively about a specific community issue and to prepare recommendations.


The 2008 projects include:


-- Historic gas station preservation: Collecting ideas and exploring the necessary resources needed for preservation of the former gas station at 101 N. Franklin St.


-- “Virtual Janesville”: Developing a Web site that encompasses all aspects of the Janesville community and is the portal to all Janesville Web sites.


-- “Green Project”: Helping and recognizing area companies with becoming more environmentally friendly.


-- Marketing United Way programs: Marketing and development of United Way’s First Call and Rock Responds programs.


-- After-school English program: Developing a school program at the Janesville Academy for International Studies for middle- and grade-school students to help with their English language skills.


The students will report on their projects at their graduation ceremony in May of 2008. For more information, contact Kelly Horrell, LDA administrator, at (608) 757-3160.



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