MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is now accepting applications. 

            SLFP, a nationally recognized leadership development initiative, emphasizes leadership at the community level. It is a two-year program. The first year consists of an overnight fall retreat with the 100 other program participants, a two-credit leadership theory and practice course, and a year-long mentoring relationship with a local community leader.  In the second year, student fellows plan, organize and implement their own community service internship. During the course of the program, students must also attend 15 Skill Builder! workshops. 

            Participants in SLFP, now in its 16th year, have reported improved confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. The program is also a vehicle for meeting other students and connecting to student organizations.

            Applications will be accepted until Feb. 10. Successful applicants will begin the program in the fall of 2006.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz