Kellogg Mini-Grant Awardees 2001-2003
Kellogg LINC Mini-Grant Awardees total twenty-nine.
Kellogg LINC Mini-Grants Awarded for Campus and Community Initiatives
Nine diverse teams of campus and community members have been recognized for their work on projects that address campus and community concerns.
Kellogg LINC (Leadership for Institutional Change Initiative) Mini-Grants awarded ranged from $2,200 to $5,560 and the total amount awarded for this round was $34,702. This is the second year that the Kellogg LINC mini-grants have been awarded to campus and community groups who provide a driving force for leadership and change. Information on the 2000-2001 campus/community collaborations can be found on this website.
The following is a list of the teams that have been awarded funding for
the period of November 30, 2001 through June 30, 2003:
Penn State York Early Awareness
Goals: To increase the retention rate of high school students from the School District of the City of York by their participation in a week-long summer program. The three program strands that support this goal include Leadership, Career Awareness and Corporate Mentoring.
Community Leadership Development Program Gettysburg-Adams
Goals: Initial efforts will focus on working with municipalities in the county to develop a cadre of citizen volunteers who will foster intergovernmental cooperation. The long-run goal is to grow the program into a permanent community endeavor that will develop a continuing stream of young leaders who will provide insightful, purposeful guidance to the governmental, non-profit and educational boards that decide and influence the future of the community.
Leveraging Faculty for Leadership Development
Goals: The goal of this project is to engage more Penn State faculty in teaching courses devoted to leadership development and/or incorporate more leadership content material into pre-existing undergraduate courses. Faculty from all areas will be invited to participate, however, faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, School of Information Science and Technology, International Business, Engineering and Agriculture will be especially targeted given the subject matter of the seminars below. The major strategy used in this project will be to pay faculty expenses to attend short, intensive seminars on the subject matter at major think tanks in Washington, D.C. where they can observe state-of-the-art pedagogical techniques, learn more of the content themselves, and watch undergraduates' eagerness to learn this material. Course models and templates for assignments and readings will be shared as well. The specific expectations for this project are to provide travel grants to 4-5 Penn State faculty to (1) attend the Center for Strategic and International Studies seminar on Global Trends and World Issues (with IST/SOC 497H) and (2) attend the Leadership Forum seminar hosted by the Henry J. Stimson Center, both in Washington, D.C.
Community Built Sustainable Housing: An Interdisciplinary
Service Learning Course
Goals: This course will examine alternative
building methods with an focus on load-bearing strawbale technology. Students
enrolling for AE497H will design and lead the construction of a community-built
structure with these methods. Other goals of this course are to focus
Penn State Rural NursingConnection: Early Childhood
& Family Assessment and Health Promotion Initiative
Goals: The Penn State Rural Nursing
Connection (PSRNC) multi-site nursing center network, Dr. Carol A. Smith,
Project Director and Dr. Mona Counts, Co-PD, is designed to further develop
outreach and service-learning initiatives in the ten medically-underserved
areas where College of Health and Human Development, School of Nursing,
programs are taught. School of Nursing PSRNC outreach initiatives include
students from nursing and other health-related disciplines.
(1) Expand collaborate linkages with Cooperative Extension and Outreach,
Program for Children, Youth and Families, to plan early childhood and
family assessment and health education programs.
Goals: To incorporate an intergenerational component into the two early-childhood education programs operated by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University -- Bennett Family Center and the Child Development Laboratory. This initiative will be conducted as a partnership between the early childhood programs, Penn State Cooperative Extension, the Gerontology Center, and the Community Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL). This model program will serve to: stimulate mutually beneficial interactions between the children participating in the University's early childhood education programs and senior adults in Centre County; provide training opportunities for students, faculty, and early childhood development professionals interested in learning how to design and implement intergenerational programs involving young children and older adult volunteers.
New Kensington Youth Leadership Program
Goals: To increase the participants' knowledge and skills related to leadership; To increase awareness of their own leadership style; To increase knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution; To increase ability to work within a team by providing an understanding of team dynamics and the role of an individual within a team; To increase contemporary leadership skills related to: goal setting, critical thinking, decision making, strategic planning, and innovation; To design a team project to address a community issue, incorporating skills learned in the program. Our outcomes are targeted to address leadership development of selected youth from our service area. Participants will identify their management and leadership style recognizing both their strengths and their weaknesses. They will utilize a framework for decision-making that includes legal, ethical and moral elements. Students will learn how to interact socially,evaluate critically, think creatively and systematically, and will practice empowering others through participative decision making and goal setting.
Goals: The purpose of the project,
" Introducing an Old Community in a New Setting: Global Understanding"
is to bring together a group of 15 high school students and immerse them
in issues and agenda that are of a global nature. These issues are likely
to impact both their personal and professional lives. Awareness of these
issues at a young age, and preparing how to deal with them should make
them well-versed citizens and permit them to shoulder broader leadership
responsibilities in the future. Listening to speakers, discussing issues
facilitated by community and university experts should provide an overall
rich learning experience.
Penn State Lehigh Valley Institute for Emerging
Goals: The Institute for Emerging Leaders of the Lehigh Valley is a program for high school juniors with a primary goal of providing leadership education and training to a group of students who might not otherwise have the opportunity. The Institute targets students with leadership potential. They do not have to have already proven themselves to be nominated. It is anticipated that students will increase knowledge of social issues, their awareness of ethical issues, and their effectiveness as a leader. It is also anticipated that students will develop links to the community and Penn State University and have an impact on the community through a service project. Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practices Inventory will be used as a pre and post test measurement. Additionally, evaluations will be completed by the students at each session for feedback about relevance of speakers and programs for achievement of goals.