Everything is changing. . . climate, power bases, technology, social mores. . .  so how do we make sense of the social structures in which we live? Is strict regulation more effective than individual choice? Should we have structures that govern and protect us or should we be responsible

MCNC Student Leadership - High Rope

for safety, health and education ourselves? What’s a fair price for good health care? Housing? Education? Arts and recreation?

These are just a few of the questions that are raised when we scratch the surface of this year’s Student Leadership Initiative Conference theme: What Makes a Healthy Community?
Students will come together in mixed school teams of 15-20 and experience bonding in new groups at Camp Mary Gordon and Camp Lazarus. They will try their hands and legs at high ropes, climbing walls, hiking trails and low ropes initiatives. Then they will be given a 30 hour challenge that will test their initiative, teamwork, and intellectual/physical prowess in making a positive impact for community service organizations in Columbus.Hosted by The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, in Columbus, Ohio from April 13-17, the conference will highlight the school’s commitment to Experiential Learning to engage young adults in making positive change in four areas of community: Education, Healthcare, Social Services and Arts and Recreation.


The highlight of the 4 day conference will take place on Tuesday, April 16, when students and Advisors join with Columbus “stars” of industry, politics and education at the Center of Science and Industry at the premiere of the MOVIE all about THEM: “Walk With the Dreamers”. The red carpet event will be followed by a gala dinner and dance.

Students will also have an opportunity to browse the “shopping village” of Easton a mall city within the city with their new and old friends.