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West Point LEADS Workshop 2017, Washington DC

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West Point LEADS Workshop 2017, Washington DC

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Registration Type Quantity
Donation   more info Enter donation ($)
Educator Escorts
6th Grade Free  
7th Graders Free  
8th Grade Students (32) Free  
9th Grade (32) Free  
10th Grade (32) Free  
Boy Scouts   more info Free  
Special Partners For Cadets Free  
VIPs/Presenters/Sponsors Free  
West Point Cadets Free  
College ROTC Cadets
JROTC HS Register According To Grade Level
Select Capitol Hill Attendees Free  
Committee   more info Free  
Volunteers Free  

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Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM

Public Agenda 

Theme:  Building STEM-Competent Leaders of Character To Lead Complex Organization

 Columbia Heights Eduational Campus (CHEC), 3101 16th St., NW, Washington DC, 20010


Program For School-Recommended 6th-10th Grade Students With Demonstrated Leadership/ Academic Potential

The workshop is competition-based, resulting in prizes and recognition

Up to $2000 in scholar awards are given to students who demonstrate  superior performance

Students should dress professionally modest and prepare to do floorwork, exercise, stair climbing and walking

Students should anticipate no electronic-device use in order to fully engage in all activities.

Chaperones /VIPs should participate in the leader-educator workshop; prizes/awards for performance and/or luck

Be respectful of CHEC's general student population; quiet in hallways, stay with your group, be on time to stations

It happens sometimes; Students experiencing difficulty will be escorted to their chaperones for disposition

At workshop end (330P), all participants must exit the school through the front doors immediately.


Agenda (T) 


0730  Check In, Registration, and Breakfast (Front of School Foyer, Center Doors)

0830  Opening Session (Auditorium):  Ceremony, Overview, Keynote, Admin Notes, Cadet Introduction 

0930  Student Team Breakout:  

                High School: Bridge Design, Leadership, Ethics, Diversity Challenge, Competition

            Middle School:  Sustainable Energy Turbine Challenge, Robotics, Leadership, Ethics Challenge, Competition

                Educators: STEM (ARL, USACE) Chats, Test Prep, Top College Prep; Cadet Panel, Leadership Ethics Challenge

                Learning Events:  Howard University Nanotech Van Challenge; Rotary Nitrogen Ice Cream

1000  Select VIPs/Cadets to  Congressional Staffers Brown Bag Workshop (Capitol Hill RHOB 2103-T)

1200  Lunch and College Fair

1230  Student Team Breakout Continued (as above)

 230   Final Plenary Session (Auditorium):  Competition, Alt. Keynote, Awards, Prizes, Words of Wisdom, Dismissal

 330   Workshop ENDS

 Keynote Speaker:  

Lieutenant General Robert Caslen, Jr. Superintentdent, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY



Guest Speaker:

Cadet Captain Christian Nattiel, West Point's First African American Rhodes Scholar 

Coming Soon:  Must Reads-Memorandum of Information (MOI); Photo Release Evaluation Permission


School Invitational Letter

Congressional Staffer Workshop Flyer

Principal's Letter of Invitation

Release/Permission Form:  Bring this parent-signed document or self sign over 21.  Scan and email or handcarry. 

 Questions: Contact Ms. Joan Ledebur, / 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
 Please email us at with any questions not covered in this FAQ

What are the expectations of student participants?

First and foremost, students will have FUN! Additionally, students can expect to:

  • Compete in at least three competitions,work fast and think fast, team build and learn
  • Do computer bridge design learning and competition
  • Encourgae your team in Nanotechnology and Nitrogen IceCream Challenge
  • Understand P3, have fun and compete in the Surgeon General fitness challenge
  • Take advantage of the college fair and outreach fair
  • Learn and Demonstrate Leadership Ethics in Final Presentation on Stage
  • Model leadership traits, model civility, demonstrate consideration for others
  • Help peers, provide feedback
What are the anticipated activities on the day of the event?
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Bridge Building
  • Wind Turbine Workshop 
  • Howard University Nanotech Van Challenge
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Write for Your Life (WFYL) Competition
  • Ethics Essay Competition ($1000 for competing LAL Selectees)
  • Leader Among Leaders (LAL) Competition
  • Presentation by Students
  • Peer Voting For Best Team Presentation
  • Awards Presentations
  • NOTE: Not all students do all activiteis
What are the registration guidelines and limitations?
  • Registration is first-come, first-served
  • This event is treated as a school activity
  • Schools can nominate from 1-30 students / not more than 10 per grade level
  • Additional students may be registered as space is available
  • Students cannot attend without school approval
  • Students must be accompanied by a school-approved escort (can be parent/other)
Will there be on-site photography / What is the photography policy?
  • Yes, we will have a photographer/videographer on-site
  • One of our sponsors, Toyota, requires a signed release form for ALL workshop participants (both students and chaperones); we will also accept your school / organization's photo release form as an alternative, but a release must be signed or opt-out explicitly provided as we consider attendance as permission to photograph/film and ask for feedbook
  • Participants must bring the signed release form or send attached to email at 

What happens if I don't have a signed "evaluation" permission form?

  • We cannot include your feedback evaluation of your experience at the workshop.
  • Our generous professionals cannot receive credit for your instruction.The form is on the back of the photo permission form.
  • Please have your guardian sign both sides  or if you are over 18, sign both sides.
  • Participants must bring the signed release form or send attached to email at
  • Participants can also postal mail the forms to 
What happens if a student cannot continue participation in the workshop?
 If a student gets sick, has an emergency or cannot otherwise participate in the workshop, the event facilitators will see that the student is returned to the designated school escort who has the ultimate responsibility to take care of student in accordance with respective school policies; if escort must depart site, a school-designated representative must remain on site with students.

Will educator and leader activities occur concurrent to the student workshop?
 Yes, we will host a concurrent educators & leaders workshop with activites, challenges,presentations and prizes

Will meals be provided?
 Yes, grab and go bagged breakfast (til 815A) and bagged lunches will be provided at no cost to school delegates.

What other links / websites can I visit to learn more about West Point, LEADS, STEM, Mentorship?

Have questions about West Point LEADS Workshop 2017, Washington DC? Contact West Point Society of DC

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Columbia Heights Educational Campus
3101 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

West Point LEADS Workshop 2017, Washington DC
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