Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.
Feeding Our Future
Feeding Our Future is a initiative to fund the snack program at the Janesville Boys & Girls Club, and provide funds for capital improvements onsite. Through several marketing avenues, including social media, mailings, press releases, grants, and crowdfunding, the project was able to secure $1,400 initially with $14,000 in future annual contributions. In addition to funding the snack program, the project also helped establish a menu plan and food cost control measures, and improved food storage space and equipment. Included was improvements to staff areas, increasing privacy and efficiency.