30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
WHAT ARE YOU DOING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016?
Nothing, yet? Good! Then you can join us at Painted Hills Golf Club to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Leadership 2000. The planning committee of the Board has already been hard at work to make this a memorable celebration, Tickets will be $100.00. Happy hour will begin at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:30. Please tell your classmates and friends. No one will want to miss this!
Leadership 2000 is offering a unique opportunity in 2016. We are requesting service project proposals from non-profit organizations in Wyandotte County who are interested in receiving assistance from Leadership 2000 participants in the form of volunteer hours and fundraising for a ONE-TIME small project.
LEADERSHIP 2000, WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KANSAS
From its origins in 1985, the purpose of Leadership 2000 has been to develop the leadership potential of men and women in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Its flagship program, Leadership 2000, was created to identify, motivate and develop 2,000 new and emerging community leaders to help shape our community’s future. Leadership 2000 classes are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated an interest in and a commitment to civic leadership. Through this program participants become aware of social and economic changes and the impact of such changes upon the local economy.
Establishment of Leadership 2000 was a response to the desire for more people to engage in the process of addressing important community issues rather than depending upon the same decision makers to do so. However, Leadership 2000 participants do not wait until after graduation to engage in this process. Each class participates in a project to benefit the community.
Over 650 individuals have participated in Leadership 2000 since 1986. In surveys conduced in 1992, 1997 and 2004, graduates have averaged one to two community involvements prior to their participation in Leadership 2000. After completing the program, they averaged five community involvements and one ‘big’ board position. Also, ninety percent of Leadership 2000 graduates volunteer their time in the community. The experiences provided by this special program have an impact not only on the participants, but also on their organizations and their communities. Participants are better informed, involved and more skilled in leadership as a result of their participation in Leadership 2000.