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EP Students Learn Leadership from Local Lawyer and Judge

judge and Mr. Valez with students(February 8, 2024) The Elkins Park SOAR Corp student leadership group kicked off its leadership series with Judge Steve Tolliver and Milton Velez, Esq.  Held this week, the  first session centered around the Constitution and how leaders need a plan to govern. Students reviewed characteristics of a good leader, the difference between formal and informal leadership and important qualities to have when in a leadership role with Mr. Velez. Students then learned about the different sections of the Constitution and the three branches of government from Judge Tolliver. They closed out the session with a Jeopardy-like game to test their knowledge of the branches of government. 

Future topics will include Understanding Constitutional Amendments, the First Amendment and CyberBullying, and Dispute Resolution.  Each session will be led by members of the Montgomery County Bar Association. SOAR Corp will be responsible for furthering PBIS and providing student voice to the school community. These sessions will help them to develop strong leadership skills.