Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program
Bruce Adams, Founder
2013 Brochure 2013 Application
Lazarus Fellows 1997-2010 2011 Graduation Program 2012 Graduation Program
2013 Program Orientation Session
11 a.m. Choral Room
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2013 Program Application Deadline
5 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 LAZARUS FELLOWS MEET AT A WIDER CIRCLE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Back row from left: Mark Bergel (A Wider Circle), Seth Flanagan, Jamila White, Nick McGreivy, Beatriz Guevara, Chris Cook, Reid Manheim, Zoe Ibson, Raphael Sacks, Olivia Reyes-Becerra, Madisson Tully, Vivian Vazquez, Hannah O'Malley.
Front row from left: Marnie Klein, Kerry Bowen (A Wider Circle), Tsahai Crawlle, Molly Chinoy
Two B-CC High School graduates -- Jared Joiner, a 2000 Lazarus Fellow, and Jordan Henry -- assist Founder Bruce Adams as project coordinators. Adams welcomes the new Fellows to the program 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 thirteen years of the Lazarus program."
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., Miller & Long Co., Inc., and The Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation.
The Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program is being honored on March 8, 2012 by the B-CC High School Educational Foundation.
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