Cross Canada Leadership Committee
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Current CCLC Team
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Hi, I'm Jessica Haines... I used to write the 'Teen Stuff' column with Brittney (she's still writing it) but now I am the Program Director of the 'be real be you.TM Cross Canada Leadership Committee'... AKA: the CCLC.
The CCLC is a cool Leadership Committee we run here at GCDA where girls from across Canada get to be involved to practice their leadship skills and have a ton of fun at the same time!
Every year for 6 months, the newest group of members poll their girl and guy friends with questions we send them. The answers they collect are used in your favourite articles: 'Ask a Guy' and 'Ask a Girl'.
Committee Leaders also pick an 'Empowerment Challenge' that they get their friends and family or schools involved in to really test out their leadership skills. Here are the Challenges they choose from:
- 'pay it forward challenge' by doing nice things
- 'beauty challenge' to see how dependent on makeup/labels/hair they are
- 'community challenge' by running a weekly Girl's Club
- 'eco challenge' by doing tasks that are environmentally conscious
- 'literacy challenge' by helping others and reading lots of books
Being on the CCLC helps these girls learn skills in self-esteem, leadership, social skills, organization and time management... awesome traits to put on their resumes some day! The best part is they have FUN, they get published in a now-global online empowerment magazine (GCDA, of course), plus they get some cool GCDA swag when they're done.
Meet the best team I've worked with so far... well, they are MY first because this is my first year running it, but they rock!
If you want to be on the CCLC next year, be sure to write in and apply.