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A Future Leader Camp for Highly Motivated Middle and High Schoolers

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A Babson Youth Impact Lab Certificate Program

High School Seniors and Juniors will receive a certificate from Babson College's Youth Impact Lab upon completion, enhancing chances of college eligibility

Camp Programs

Future Leader Camp is located in Fredon, NJ on a 50 acre farm that includes horses, a barn, rolling meadows and a 3 acre pond.  It is home to some endangered species and includes woodlands. 

The concept is built on “Learning By Doing,” and is offered year-round, by semester, and in the summer for middle school, high school and college students to work collaboratively in a six-week product development cycle.  The students will receive a certificate of completion in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Biology Drawing Class

Middle and High School Students

For Rising 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders

Campers will be affiliated with the Forest Stewardship and Conservation Stewardship programs that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Eligibility:  Campers will undergo a selection process because the intent is to foster future leaders who will positively impact humanity. 

The best learning takes place when we can immerse ourselves in nature, taking in the fresh air and bask in the stillness of the moment, without any constrictions of time or schedules.  It allows us to observe our surroundings, listen to the birds, watch animals and seek solace in the calmness of water bodies.

NJIN provides children limitless opportunities to stare at rolling meadows, babbling brooks, a serene pond and playful horses.  It allows each one the opportunity to take a stroll, climb the hills, help with the horses and at dusk, stare at the open sky and count the stars.

The bucolic setting allows children to partake in holistic activities of play, make-belief games, imaginative voyeurism, companionship and camaraderie.

Acquiring Life Skills 

Students will acquire skills in design thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets from ideation to prototype, and will learn effective communication skills that cover everything from public speaking to critical analysis/debate to making an elevator pitch

Focusing on Four Streams of Leadership Development

Circular
Economy

Sustainable
Develoment

Future of
Food

Social
Innovation

Engaging Students in Entrepreneurship and Research

The Future Leader Academy will foster student leadership by engaging students in entrepreneurship and research.  The research projects will be devoted to three streams that are aligned with sustainable development and environmental stewardship. The student outcome expectations are that by combining real life engagement and research, students will increase their awareness and creativity to come up with innovative solutions.

Research Projects

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A Babson Youth Certificate Program

High School Seniors and Juniors

Enrichment Camp: The camp is ideal for someone who wants to be an entrepreneur, is committed to environmental stewardship and applying technology and sustainable activities towards climate change initiatives.

The concept is built on “Learning by doing,” and is offered year-round (by semester) and in the summer for middle school, high school and college students (6 weeks) to work collaboratively in the entire product development cycle.  The students will receive a certificate of completion in Entrepreneurship from Babson University. 

 

The skills developed in this program will complement and enrich the students’ performance in mainstream academic education and make them skilled in 21st century skills that are required for employment.

Students will be affiliated with FBLA, FLA and Lead4Change which enables them to participate in National competitions for social innovation, leadership and be eligible for college scholarships.  These opportunities empower and transform students to gain a global perspective, be purposeful and act entrepreneurially. 

 

By engaging in activities related to farm operations, sustainable methods for farming, conservation and forest stewardship, students will gain a broader perspective of the circular economy and engage in innovative ideation to provide solutions for climate change.

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Preparing For College

Students will become members of the following organizations and use the lessons learned at L.E.A.F. to learn, participate and showcase leadership activities.

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A dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields

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 Designed for grades seven through nine, the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a Leadership Curriculum with a Framework for Community Service.

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Designed for High School Students, we provide mentorship for FBLA competitions. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world.