The nine-month program includes four required elements:
Opening retreat – overnight event that focuses on strengthening relationships, leadership development and team building.
Closing retreat – a one-day culmination event, serving as a springboard to future community involvement and alumni participation.
Seven monthly, day-long sessions are centered on issues and themes important to the Sandy Springs and central Perimeter area.
Sessions include interactive activities on the following topics: local history & government, business & community development, environment, education, human services, regional issues, and state government.
Opening kickoff fiesta with a keynote speaker, meet current class participants and alumni, and Evening with the Mayor, an exclusive LSS class/alumni first look at the new year.
Three small group dinners with current class members to allow for a more unstructured time of fellowship and discussion on a key point of program day and planning service projects, as well as one night out to learn about public safety.
Small groups plan and implement community projects designed to enrich and enhance the Sandy Springs area.
Projects provide hands-on opportunities to enhance leadership skills while working with diverse styles and backgrounds.