If you are interested in becoming a Student Leader it is important that you consider carefully the following criteria for yourself:
1. Would like to work with fourth or sixth grade students?
2. Can you be away from your high school for one week?
3. Are you a pleasant person to be around?
4. Can you provide leadership with young people?
5. Are you the type of person that parents would trust to take care of their children? (Do you have high personal standards?)
6. Do you enjoy the out-of-doors?
7. Do you have an interest in science?
8. Do you feel you can meet the Student Leader Expectations?
A positive answer to the above criteria should ensure a unique and highly gratifying experience for you, one that cannot be duplicated during your school career.
At each high school a staff member(s) has been designated as the Outdoor School’s primary contact person. Information from the Multnomah Outdoor School office is sent through this contact that may pass it on to other faculty members. Initial selection of Student Leaders is the responsibility of the high school contact(s). Screening by high school personnel will vary from school to school. However, passing grades, completion of all homework, and a good attendance record are prerequisites for all students wishing to become Student Leaders.
The staff at the Outdoor School site makes the final selection of Student Leaders when you attend the two-day workshop. The staff will evaluate your performance using the list of Student Leader Expectations. If, in the judgment of the site staff, it would be in the best interest of Outdoor School that you not attend, you will be notified by your high school contact. At the conclusion of the two-day workshop all accepted Student Leaders’ names are sent to the appropriate high school where the high school counselor has the final option on approval. In the event you are not approved by your high school you will be notified.
Ready to give it a try?