LEARN more ABOUT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: TEXAS
Leadership Academy: TX offers free, one-day Facilitator Training Classes for teams of officers and counselors* interested in starting this program on their campus. Training topics include; restorative justice practices, adolescent brain development, the importance of community policing, and practical advice on how to build rapport with students. Attendees become proficient in restorative practices, and receive instruction and guidance on how to properly implement and facilitate the Academy on their individual campuses. After attending the Facilitator Training, the officer and counselor team are able to start this program on their individual campuses (after an MOU is signed by the district). LAT provides all the materials and supplies needed to facilitate the program. *A team should be made up of at least one officer and one counselor.
Leadership Academy Texas has seen great results. In fact, 56% of student participants surveyed said their attitude towards law enforcement had changed because of the program.
A sample lesson from our Instructor's Manual:
There are 16 lessons in this character based curriculum, and during the "off weeks" many classes choose to do things like community service projects, where students are able to put these lessons into practice.
All of the lessons are designed around a restorative circle which gives each participant the opportunity to share with the group.
Each lesson has "age appropriate" topic suggestions to discuss with students (at the facilitator's discretion). Things like social media, self-harm, substance abuse etc.
Manual includes; group activities, icebreakers, ideas for community engagement projects, and resources on a wide variety of topics.
*This program is funded through a grant from the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Office of the Governor. Neither the Office of the Governor nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided)