Reaching New Horizons

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.

Reaching New Horizons

Team Rock 4 Change teamed up with the Janesville School District and the UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium to keep the arts-integration team rolling. Rock 4 Change feels strongly about the continuing education of our youth and beyond, and how arts plays a part. the objective is to raise enough funds to be able to have a facilitator come for a week-long training, which could bring in more staff. Each staff takes what they learn and brings that back to their classrooms. Most of the classrooms are between 25 and 30 children. So this project will lead to the teaching of 75-120 students. Each of these students bring the fun to their peers. Ultimately reaching a student population that is immeasurable.

Team details

Team name

Team Rock 4 Change

Year completed

Team members & employers

Rob Balsamo, Blackhawk Technical College
Chris Leitz, City of Janesville
Claudine Manor, Forward Janesville
Dennis McDougall, SHINE Medical Technologies
Alexx Salazar, Blackhawk Bank
Shilo Titus, Rock County