Student volunteering with children.

Leadership Challenge Projects

The Shucker Leadership Challenge Project empowers Sophomore Fellows to challenge themselves to mindfully engage with their peers in small groups to address a specific need in society. Student groups work within a specific “track” – such as Community Health, Education, Global Issues, Social Justice, Entrepreneurship, and more – with a mentor to develop solutions, support the Greenville community, and engage at national conferences. Within their track, student teams are matched with a community partner to enrich their understanding of specific issues in the context of the real world. Each student brings their own passion and talent to the team experience. Through the Leadership Challenge Project experience, students have a place to exercise their leadership talents, creativity, problem solving, and collaboration as civically engaged citizens who want to create positive change in communities.

Here is an article about a Leadership Challenge Project that occured during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Past Leadership Challenge Project partners include:

  • New Washington Heights
  • Soteria
  • Greenville Area Parkinson Society
  • CliftonStrengths at Furman
  • Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman
  • Bon Appetit at Furman​
  • Neighborhood Focus
  • LiveWell Greenville
  • The Richland Cemetery
  • Positive Impact For Kids