Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program
Bruce Adams, Founder
2014 Brochure > 2014 Application
Lazarus Fellows 1997-2010 2011 Graduation Program 2012 Graduation Program 2013 Graduation Program
2014 Program Orientation Session
11:00-11:35 a.m. Choral Room
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
2014 Program Application Deadline
Friday, January 3, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Parents and guardians of sophomores and juniors should receive a brochure explaining the Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program by December 1 of each year. Over the past 16 years, students from B-CC and other local high schools have devoted more than 43,000 hours to serving our community through the Lazarus program. Led by former B-CC parent, Bruce Adams, the program gives students an opportunity to learn hands-on leadership skills. The Lazarus program was honored by the B-CC High School Educational Foundation in 2010. In 2011, Bruce received the Distinguished Service to Public Education Award from the Montgomery County Board of Education in recognition of 25 years teaching leadership seminars to County high school students.
The success of the past years proves that young people can make a difference in the lives of others. Program Founder, Bruce Adams, welcomes the new Fellows to the progam by telling them: "I know that students can be tremendous leaders and can accomplish amazing things because I have seen it happen over and over again during the first sixteen years of the Lazarus program." Every year at the graduation ceremony the Fellows speak of how surprised, proud, and pleased they are at what they have accomplished. All previous groups of Lazarus Fellows and their parents tell us it was a life-changing experience.
During the spring, each Fellow designs a 200-hour community service program that he or she will implement over the summer. The program must be something that otherwise would not happen without the initiative of the student. Students who complete the program may opt to receive either a stipend of $750 or 200 hours of community service learning credit. All students will receive $250 to cover meals, transportation, and supplies over the summer.
Bruce Adams visits B-CC each late November or early December for an informational meeting during the lunch break for students. Applications are then available in the Counseling office and are usually due in January right after the winter break. The principal funder of the program is The Julius and Dorothy Lazarus Foundation. Additional sponsors include: B-CC High School Educational Foundation, Bethesda Kiwanis Foundation, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation, Lerch, Early and Brewer, Chtd., and the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation.
For additional information, please email Bruce Adams at email@example.com.
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