Course Descriptions - Leadership




Do you want to get INVOLVED and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in yourself and for your community? Then JUNIOR LEADERSHIP is the course for you!!! This course challenges students to develop and reflect upon leadership skills and strategies through a variety of theoretical and practical opportunities. Students will be challenged through the study and exploration of topics that include:

  • leadership styles and principles
  • personal values and goal setting
  • organizational skillstime-management
  • event planning
  • marketing and promotion
  • communication skills
  • critical thinking
  • creative problem-solving
  • goal-setting
  • stress management
  • team-building and group dynamics


Students will be given the opportunity to select and develop leadership topics and events of interest to them. For the practical component of the course, students are expected to take a highly interactive approach, engaging in a variety of school and community-based events and activities. These numerous “hands-on” voluntary experiences will enhance your RESUME and provide evidence to support your GRADUATION TRANSITIONS PROGRAM or CAPSTONE Project.


Please Note: Due to the popularity of this course, priority will be given to Grade 11 applicants. However, Grade 10 students will definitely be considered.


GET INVOLVED because ~ Together WE Learn, Together We LEAD.




This highly participatory and energetic program will interest students who wish to further develop and practice their leadership skills and who wish to explore careers related to one of the largest growing sectors of BC’s economy: Human Services. Students will enhance their leadership potential by gaining practical insights and skills related to careers in the areas of education, social services, hospitality & tourism and leisure services. This interactive and practical course will cover topics such as applying for awards, bursaries, scholarships, completing post-secondary applications, conflict resolution strategies, establishing and achieving goals, time and stress management, building relationships, event organization, marketing/promotion skills, effective communication and enhancing lifelong leadership.



Students can also elect to become certified in:

  • “Serving It Right” (a Responsible Beverage Service Program)
  • “Food Safe – Level One” (a highly recognized certification in the food and beverage industry)

These certifications combined with several “hands-on” volunteer experiences will add another dimension to your RESUME and provide evidence to support your GRADUATION TRANSITIONS Program. Teacher support and expertise will be provided that will also assist in preparing you for your Grade 12 Grad Transition presentation and interview in April 2019 or the Capstone Project in years that follow. Possible HANDS-ON REAL-LIFE volunteer opportunities in 2018-2019 may include: BC Student Leadership Conference, Terry Fox Marathon of Hope, Richmond Addiction Services, WE Day, Dixon Craft Fair, CHIMO Crisis Services: Stepping Out Program, Richmond School Board Ambassadors, Windows of Hope, Christmas in Steveston, Autism Speaks Walk, City of Richmond Public Works Open House, Richmond Sports Awards, Good Shepherd Street Ministry, Richmond Youth Services Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, various Volunteer Richmond opportunities, Steveston Community Center events/activities, etc. and numerous activities hosted at McMath.  These diverse volunteer opportunities will provide students with a chance to explore and practice skills directly related to the area of Human Services. 


WORK EXPERIENCE (CAREER PREP.) HUMAN SERVICES 12: Please see Ms. K. Zaine for more information on this opportunity.  A pink application form will be provided during program planning if you are interested.