The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program


August 10, 2014

This summer, nine B.E.S.T. students participated in The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program, a 9-week program comprised of 30 students who met every Sunday from June 8 – August 3 to learn the fundamentals of leadership as instructed by Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. The program was designed to provide students an opportunity to distinguish themselves by coaching them to accept greater accountability while helping them build the self-confidence necessary to embrace leadership roles and responsibilities. The students enhanced their understanding of the principals with real life applications both inside and outside the classroom, and spent their classroom sessions working on overcoming fears, communicating better at all levels and becoming leaders.

Throughout the program, students had the opportunity to receive awards for their accomplishments.  Of the ten awards given, B.E.S.T. students received six, including: Outstanding Performance given to Kayin C. (St. Paul’s School), Jahi J. (McDonogh School), Brandi R. (Friends School of Baltimore), and Jasmine Y. (St. Paul’s School for Girls); Break-Through Award given to Connor W. (Jemicy School); and the Human Relations Award given to Nicole S. (The Bryn Mawr School). Two of the four peer facilitators selected to help the instructor lead the student sessions, Dora E. and Aissatou B. (St. Paul’s School for Girls), are B.E.S.T students who participated in and won awards from last year’s program.   We are very proud of all 11 of our B.E.S.T. students for their participation and leadership!

A very special thank you to Diane Beliveau and Dale Carnegie for sponsoring our B.E.S.T. students in this outstanding leadership program.

Student Participants in this summer’s Dale Carnegie Leadership Program. From left to right Aissatou B., Kayin C., Jahi J., Shawn S., Jasmine Y., Kaitlyn G., Nicole S., and Dora E. (Not pictured: Janae E., Brandi R., and Connor W.)

Student Participants in this summer’s The Young Adult Dale Carnegie Leadership Program. From left to right Aissatou B., Kayin C., Jahi J., Shawn S., Jasmine Y., Kaitlyn G., Nicole S., and Dora E. (Not pictured: Janae E., Brandi R., and Connor W.)