Leaders are created over time. In the course of their training, they are visibly and concretely confirmed and challenged in their development. Becoming a leader involves more than checking off a list of requirements. In an authentic leadership program, opportunities are presented and facilitated; situations that demand leadership, collaboration, and strategy are simulated; actions are taken by the student to demonstrate their understanding of what it means to be a leader.
Leadership development incorporates education, mentorship, practices, and actionable service to the community you are being taught to lead.
E3 provides a clear path for eligible sophomores and juniors to engage in activities, workshops, and concrete projects that
intentionally build confidence and leadership skills across a diverse segment of the OC student population. Guided by the facilitation of the program’s director and empowered with a clearer understanding of leadership skills and practices, students in the program are expected to demonstrate how, as leaders, they can serve and empower others for the greater good of the school community. Those who successfully fulfill all requirements earn an E3 – the OC Leadership Initiative Certificate and will be recognized formally at Honors Convocation and graduation ceremonies.