“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
Lott IMPACT Trophy Charitable Partner “IMPACT Leadership Academy” Continues To Provide Lessons For Success
- Updated: November 19, 2015
The IMPACT Leadership Academy is a charitable partner of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, named after NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, which honors college football’s best in character and performance. The IMPACT Leadership Academy (ILA) provides students the tools to become the future leaders of our community. Talented youth selected to be a part of this exclusive program work in collaboration with The Pacific Club’s distinguished membership and successful business leaders to enhance their leadership skills and understanding of each word in the IMPACT acronym- an acronym whose words are a proven formula for success as exemplified by the Lott IMPACT Trophy and its namesake Ronnie Lott.
On Saturday, November 14th, 7th & 8th-grade middle school students and their parents from Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Placentia and Santa Ana filled The Pacific Club for The IMPACT Leadership Academy. This all-day event kicked off with a motivational keynote address from Disneyland Youth Education Series Director, Linda Love-Simmons and continued with a series of interactive break-out sessions led by Orange County business leaders. Our distinguished facilitators were members of The Pacific Club and The Lott IMPACT Trophy Board of Directors.
The activities included “Interviewing 101” where students learned valuable tools for future job interviews, “The Board Room” that provided participants the opportunity to act out and vote on a real education issue as members of their local school board, and a “Survivor Exercise” which helped students learn about problem-solving and communication skills. Parents attended their own sessions covering important family issues such as how to identify and respond to cyber bullying, and planning for the college application and funding process.
The IMPACT Leadership Academy is open to middle school students in Orange County and is offered in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, AVID. This program is built on the character traits of The Lott IMPACT Trophy (Integrity, Maturity, Performace, Academics, Community, and Tenacity). The next offering is Saturday, February 27th, 2016 for Southern and Coastal regions of the county.
Nominate a student here: IMPACT Leadership Academy Nomination Form.