Character Counts Program
All elementary schools in Scott County participate in this
program. Each month one of the six pillars: Trustworthiness, Respect,
Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship, are part of the focus
for all students. This program is supported by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office, Jason Mount.
This program is designed to assist in the development of leaders in our community.
W.K. Kellogg stated, “The purpose of leadership is to create a supportive environment where all people can thrive, and grow and live in peace with one another, thereby providing sustainability for future generations. It is therefore our desire that once you complete the leadership academy you
will become actively involved in improving our community.”
The 2013 Leadership Academy has just completed. Participants were:
Michael Everett, Kaelin Stumler, Charlotte Boswell, Natalie Grever, Hyeree Ellis, Caleb Satterly, Georganna Elliott, Anthony Hunger, Michelle Shelton, Amanda Davidson, Rhonda Ritchison, Matt Feathers, Nichole Henson, Sean Eversole, and Holli Reynolds
The class is collecting canned goods and cash for a collective community project at the Austin vs. Scottsburg basketball games with all the proceeds going to the Clearinghouse.
Identify, educate, and encourage emerging leaders in the
Develop and encourage a potential for understanding and acceptance of civic responsibilities.
Inform the participants of both the problems and opportunities within the community.
Create a non-partisan forum where existing and emerging community leaders can meet and share their views with the leadership participants.
Encourage the creating, gathering, assessing and distributing of information valuable to the development of the community.
Identify critical public issues and take action where appropriate.
Form an Alumni Association, thus enhancing and creating systems of communication between present and past Leadership participants.
Who Should Attend the Academy?
All management level positions
Front line supervisors
Not-for-profit directors and board members
Organization officers and board members
City and County government officials
Junior Achievement Biz Camp
Biz Camp is a 7,000 square foot metropolis made available by
Papa John’s, Stock Yard’s Bank, UPS, WDRB-TV, and other businesses. JA Biz Town
Camp gives kids the opportunity to experience what it is like to run a business
and participate in mach campaign elections.
Dollar and Sense Program
The Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce and Scott County Community Foundation joined with Scottsburg Middle School facilities in preparing a special economic program called Dollars and Sense. This is for eighth grade students to explore personal finance, how to create a business, and what is economics.
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