Culver-Stockton College launches summer leadership academy for high school students


CANTON, Mo. —Culver-Stockton College is inviting outstanding young leaders entering grades 9-12 to participate in the Fabiola Leadership Academy set for June 12-16 at the campus.

The leadership program offers immersive training with a strong focus on ethical decision-making, teamwork and community-based learning. Inspired by the Moorman Pillars of Leadership and based on the Social Change Model, the academy’s curriculum will be led by Matthew Osborn, assistant professor of business and Moorman professor at Culver-Stockton.

Students of the program can participate in innovative and hands-on learning activities that help them become more effective leaders at home and school and in the community and workplace. Some events will service-learning projects, discussions, simulation exercises, social-networking activities and a pitch competition where students can win monetary prizes.

In a press release, Osborn said, “Built on the principles of ethical business decision-making, students will develop skills that will set them apart from their peers regarding problem-solving, project management and ethos in business. These are skills we desire our next generation of community and business leaders to have as they enter the workforce.”

Designed as a supplemental learning program to the high school curriculum, the Fabiola Leadership Academy draws students from around the area in a campus setting where they are encouraged to strengthen their leadership abilities and uncover their passions and talents.

“Our area high schools are doing an incredible job preparing well-rounded students for the future. We are excited to provide these young people with an additional opportunity to network with their peers and build leadership skills throughout the summer months,” Culver-Stockton College President Douglas B. Palmer said.

The cost of the program is $100 and includes the week-long curriculum, room and board and the opportunity to log 15 community service hours. Registration for the Fabiola Leadership Academy is due by April 1. To apply for the program, visit the academy’s registration page at

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