Happy New Year and Welcome back to the Education and Leadership LLC! Winter break is over and a new semester has begun. Residents have been enjoying their first few days of classes.
Since we have only been back at school for a week, there has not been much activity in the LLC yet, but plans are in motion for upcoming events in the community. Unlike last semester, residents in the LLC do not have a required course that corresponds with the LLC community. Because of this, residents are excited about new ways to stay involved with their areas of study and new opportunities that come along with that.
Some of the opportunities the residents of the Education and Leadership LLC are looking forward to in the upcoming semester include building relationships and gaining insight from upperclassmen in their majors and career fields, as well as more connections with advisors in the School of Education. Residents in the community have expressed interest in connecting with older students in their specific majors to be able to get a sense of what is to come in their area of study. This would also include connecting more with the School of Education advisors and faculty to begin to build relationships. The Education and Leadership LLC is hoping to also keep up the volunteering spirit with a plethora of volunteering opportunities for the residents.
This upcoming semester, the Education and Leadership has plans to visit the Milwaukee Public Museum in downtown Milwaukee. In years past, the LLC has made trips to Chicago, but this year we are planning on exploring the wonderful experiences in our own city. This will not only be a way to get to know Milwaukee better, but also a way to familiarize ourselves with different resources in the area that will benefit our future careers in Education.
-RA, Lauren Leverty