nine-month curriculum to bring caring, community-minded people
together from across the County in an effort to form partnerships
to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in Warren
To foster a
commitment to community trusteeship.
participants with the County's resources, assets, strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret
is comprised of the following five components:
scheduled to study and discuss overarching issues, to develop
skills, and to bond, which is a very important feature of the program.
skills development: an important feature if participants
are to make an impact. Sessions will be offered on such topics
planning, program development, grant writing, communications, leadership,
cooperation and collaboration, community-building, visioning, etc.
Impact Projects: an important component of the program
because they instill the message that this is all about impacting
the County in
a positive way. Participants will work in small groups to plan
and perhaps implement a project that helps some sector of Warren
Awareness Sessions: involve introducing
participants to the various resources and assets of Warren County—businesses,
human service agencies, health care, the government sector, the banking
industry, the justice system, the insurance industry, the education
system, the utilities, the media, etc. The
purpose of these sessions is to introduce participants to the strengths,
weaknesses, opportunities, threats, challenges, and issues facing
We will meet, on
the average, two times a month. You will receive a syllabus
at the beginning of each month, detailing the agenda for each session.
Please keep your schedule open for these sessions. This experience
will only be as good as your participation and involvement. You will
have this kind of opportunity again. Fully invest yourself in it so that
you get a lot out of it and so that everyone benefits from your involvement.
We purposely limit the program to 12 to 15 participants because we
want to build a community of teachers and learners. We are all experienced,
we all have knowledge and insights to share with each other, and we can
all contribute to the learning process, but we need to be present to
do that. We ask that you please do your part to be fully engaged in your
If you are interested in being part of the next class, download an application
for the program!