King’s has been selected as one of the few high schools nationwide to participate in the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™, a national high school leadership program that not only teaches students leadership skills, but also empowers students to put their skills into action.
As part of the kick-off, more than 60 King’s High School DECA students worked together this week to pack 225 meals for local neighbors in need.
The student participants are expected to learn leadership skills and apply them throughout the school year to plan and implement an “impact project” such as a special needs carnival or charity softball game. The students don’t just learn about leadership in the classroom, they get out in the community and put it into action.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation offers financial support to the impact projects. Local Chick-fil-A Franchisee Operators sponsor the program for the schools in their community and often serve as mentors to the students involved. Paul Rosser, the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in Lynnwood has generously offered to sponsor and support King’s. Organizers noted that students begin the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy helping to make as many as 1 million meals to feed families in need, but they will end this school year as leaders who can positively influence their communities for years to come.