“Great leaders don’t tell you how to lead; they show you how it’s done,” is a quote that inspires Russellville City Schools career tech director Natalie Bendall and helped spark the idea to develop a Youth Leadership Academy at RHS.
“If we can get our students around key community leaders, then they will see how to lead and be more likely to stay in Russellville and lead our community in the future,” Bendall said.
Bendall said this YLA is an extension of the student advisory committee Superintendent Heath Grimes established when he became superintendent. Twice a year, he meets with the committee of students in sixth through 12th grades, and they discuss their opinions and ideas for the school system.
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