Bluefield High Students Participate in Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy


Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy engages students in monthly Leader Labs which focuses on important leadership skills that students can use to create student-led Community Impact Projects.  Their approach is to engage students in what interests them. Through a combination of inspiring storytelling and technology, Chick-Fil-A creates compelling ways for students to re-imagine leadership and reimagine possibilities. Chick-Fil-A also exposes students to new and unique ideas and insights. Positive stories of impact exist everywhere, including Mercer County. Representatives bring these stories to students through monthly Leader Labs that highlight inspirational and informational ways to make a difference.  Additionally, Chick-Fil-A equips students with tangible tools for their leadership journey. Since ideas demand action, students need to know how their strengths and abilities can change the world in which they live. The Leader Academy approach helps students put ideas into practice to positively impact their local communities.  Recently, Nick Cunningham, owner of Mercer Mall Chick-Fil-A, and Ansil Ponder of Mercer Mall Chick-Fil-A attended the kick-off to the BHS Leader Academy.  Twenty-seven students attended the kickoff.  Faculty sponsors of the program at BHS are Michael Collins - principal, Anna Lilly – assistant principal, Gail Webb – teacher, and Shawn Williams – teacher.