BENEFITING: ROARING FORK CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
ORGANIZER: ROARING FORK CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
ROARING FORK CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP wrote -
"Let's all help celebrate RFL this year in it's 25th anniversary. Because of the connections and positive impact that participaing had on each one of us and the communities we serve, let's give a donation of at least $25.00 to help support this important program."
~Sonya Hemmen, Class of 2006
"Roaring Fork Leadership is the best investment I have ever made in myself — as an individual, business owner, spouse, parent and community member." Erin Rigney, Class of 2005
We are fortunate enough to hear things like this from our graduates. Doesn't that just make you want to know more about RFL?
With 25 years under our belt it is exciting to see what RFL can achieve in the next 25 years — expand our program model nationally or internationally, develop a youth leadership program, a teachers leadership program... the possibilities are endless!
Roaring Fork Leadership, originally known as Leadership Aspen, was founded in 1988 by a group of local citizens concerned about the need to strengthen relationships and skills among community leaders. Our mission of "developing leaders for the community" translates into an annual 10-session "Class" program that is little different than other leadership programs.
We focus on the individual first and what shapes them, then we move into adding skills such as emotional intelligence, crucial conversations, conscious leadership, civic engagement, critical thinking, etc. Throughout the year the class breaks into teams that take on a project that meets a need not currently met in the valley. This project gives them the stage and opportunity to practice what they are currently learning in the RFL program while making a difference in the lives of many.
The class experience has been referred to as "transformational" by many participants. The ripple effect of one individual RFL alum is felt throughout our community and beyond. Couldn't we all use more people like this in the world? Don't you want to interact with people like this — be it in business, school functions, community organizations, as neighbors, etc?
We want our leadership experience attainable for anyone who so desires to improve themselves and the world around them. Tuition is currently $2,500 for 10 months of learning, relationship building, and life changing experiences. The actual cost of the program is $4,500, with the remaining $2,000 investment in each participant coming from alumni, foundations, government, local businesses, and individuals like you.
It takes a village to shape the world into a better place. Please do your part today. Exercise your wallet now and then go run if you want to. Thank you for your support! ;)