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Building Young Leaders through the HLeadership Program at Calvert School
ONING LEADERSHIP SKILLS starts early at Calvert School, Leadership skills begin through grade council programs, which offers a middle-school leadership program where students collaborate with teachers in initiatives such as  
 as Paul’s Place, Baltimore Hunger Project, Marian House and
leaders, and these skills can be taught.
“Unlike many K-12 schools, where the leadership opportunities are reserved for high schoolers, at Calvert, our middle schoolers are tasked with taking on these important roles,” says Jay Parker, director of student life at Calvert School. “Students experience leadership in a positive way, and it empowers them to make a difference both inside and outside our school. We know we have reached a culture of leadership when students are inspiring each other.”
Art with a Heart.
Eighth-graders spearheaded Bees for BARCS, an initiative to drive participation in an annual fundraiser for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). Cynthia Somers ’17 says, “It was  come together, and to see our vision come to reality.”
By seamlessly integrating these leadership roles into the Calvert School experience, these middle schoolers are poised to bring character and excellence to their communities.

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