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  • Alice Elliott Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

    Alice Elliott Alice Elliott, Larry's neighbor and the  producer/director of The Collector of Bedford  Street, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to  Assist Research and Artistic Creation. Each year  the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards  approximately 200 Fellowships out of 3,500-4,000  applications. The purpose of the Fellowship  program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of  time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. 

    The Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, and Alice certainly fits that description. She is an Academy Award-nominated director, a writer, producer, university-level teacher, advocate for the disabled, cinematographer, and a member of New Day Films, a forty-year-old educational film distribution cooperative. Visit the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's website to read more about Alice and the Guggenheim Fellowship. 

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  • The Hershey Company Announces Youth Leadership Development Program

    The Hershey Company is seeking eight (8) Key Club members to join the inaugural year of The Hershey Company Youth Leadership Program. The program brings together Key Club members with Hershey’s business leaders to develop initiatives that improve community well-being and sustainability.

    Eight Key Club members (one from each Hershey’s Track & Field Games program region), The Great 8, will be selected to participate in a year-long leadership program to develop a new service learning project for The Hershey Company and Key Club International. Selected Key Club members will develop skills and experience in program development and evaluati

    The Great 8
    will work as a team to design and implement a new service program to promote active play and access to play spaces for youth (grades K-6) and their families through Hershey’s Track & Field Games local meets and existing community events.on, event planning, media and public relations and communications.

    Highlights of the program include:

    • Developing the program name, activities and event play book
    • Leading local community test and learn events
    • Planning and attending the national media launch at ICON in Washington, DC
    • Participating in a once in a lifetime Apprenticeship Week with business leaders in Hershey, PA (July 31-August 4)
    *Travel and accommodations will be provided by the Hershey Company

    If you’re looking to share your talents, leadership and creativity with The Hershey Company and Key Club International, please apply by MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012, 11PM EST.

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  • Key Leader 2013 Dates

    Want to see if there is a Key Leader weekend near you in 2013? We have posted a list of 2013 dates and locations. This list contains only events that have been finalized. There will be many more events added, so keep checking back. 

    Registration for 2013 events will open late fall this year. We will make announcements here and on the Key Leader Facebook page, so be sure to like us and stay up to date on the latest Key Leader news! 

    The first event of the fall is coming up in less than two weeks, so don't forget to register now.

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  • Over 1,000 Key Leader Grads Last Spring

    So far this year there have been over 1,000 Key Leader graduates from 20 Key Leader weekends! 17 of these events were held in North America, two were held in Singapore and one in Malaysia. 

    Here are some things that Key Leader grads are saying about the weekend: 

    • "I loved being able to enjoy myself while becoming a better leader and learning more about myself."
    • "[I liked] the encouragement, the friends, the fun, the learning, and most of all the leadership."
    • "This was the best weekend I have ever had. I met the best friends anyone could ask for."
    • "I loved everything about this weekend. The positive atmosphere and the desire to learn was truly inspiring." 

    Thanks to the countless volunteers who made Key Leader possible this spring, to all of the Key Leader lead facilitators for impacting the lives of so many, and to all of the Key Leader grads for making these weekends so great! 

    Don't forget to register now for fall events. 

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  • Let the excitement begin at a Key Leader weekend near you

    Key Leaders having fun
    Leadership development. Life-changing experiences. Lifetime friends. This is what Key Leader is all about. Can’t wait to sign up? You don’t have to! From the east coast to the west coast and many places in between, Key Leader events are set and open for registration. With nearly 50 events planned throughout North America for 2012, you’re sure to find one that catches your eye.

    Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for young leaders. Learn leadership skills that will help you change your school, community, and world for the better. Bonus: you’ll make spectacular memories and amazing friends. Don’t believe us? Hear what Key Leader alums have to say about their experience.

    Since April 2005 Key Leader has served more than 16,400 students at 317 Key Leader events in 39 U.S. states, 5 Canadian provinces, Malaysia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, El Salvador and Singapore. 

    Join the fun! Visit to search for a Key Leader weekend near you. 

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