The nine-month program includes three 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.