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IPA Students Use 2017 Summer Break to Focus on Servant Leadership at Butler University

For four days this summer, four Irvington Preparatory Academy (IPA) students learned about leadership on the Butler University campus. Robby Edwards, class of 2018, and class of 2019 students Jacob Bailey, Abby Goebel and Matthew Guevara Bulter Leadeship 1attended the Butler Way Leadership Camp. The students were chosen by their academic advisor based on grades, behavior and extracurricular activities. Students learned about the Butler Way: humility, passion, unity, servanthood and thankfulness.

One goal of the camp was to bring back ideas that would benefit students' schools. Students worked in groups and the four students who attended from IPA worked together to develop a class fair, where new students can learn about classes offered before they make their schedules. According to both Abby and Robby, the goal of the class fair was to influence a reduction in the number of schedule changes and hopefully lead more students to AP classes.Bulter Leadeship 2 Both Abby and Robby said they went to the camp with the goal of building their leadership skills and were grateful for the chance to attend the camp.

"One of the things that this camp has taught me is that leadership is more than just stepping up, it's about helping others and being committed to change," Robby said. "This will help me in the future because I know that to be a real leader, I should be devoted to caring for others."

Abby thinks the camp and what she learned will also help her in her future. "I also learned how to be a respectful and confident leader. I think these will help me grow as I continue to go to school and to help me be better in leadership positions along the way," she said.

They also both recommended the camp to any student who gets the chance to attend. Bulter Leadeship 3
"I think other students would benefit from this camp because it helped me get out of my shell and learn new and fun ways to be a leader and a better person," Abby said.
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