Horizon program to enroll four new students
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, May 12, 2009Huntington, Ind.-Four new students will enroll at Huntington University in the fall of 2009 as part of the Horizon Leadership Program.
The Horizon Leadership Program is a partnership between Huntington University and Youth for Christ with the goal of creating a more ethnically and culturally diverse campus.
The following students will receive the Horizon Scholarship, a combination of state, federal and institutional aid that covers tuition and fees as well as room and board:
Madras High School
YFC Campus Life
Water polo team
Madras Swim Team
50 Link Crew Leader
Eastside High School
YFC Campus Life leader
Senior Patrol Leader of Boy Scout troop
Coordinator of Eagle Scout service projects
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Snider High School
YFC Campus Life
New Covenant Worship nursery volunteer
Child evangelism student teacher
Captain of boys baseball team
Church youth teacher
The Horizon Leadership Program encourages the holistic development of these student leaders through "CAPSS" - community service, academics, professional/leadership development, spiritual formation and social involvement.
Students in the program will be required to maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, submit progress reports, meet with the program director on a monthly basis, attend weekly study tables, and engage in volunteer activities within local YFC chapter sites and/or the community of Huntington.
The Primetime Center is the urban division of Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ. The center features various programs, including City Life. City Life offers tutoring and assistance in economic, health, spiritual and social development. Students in the Horizon Leadership Program will work with middle and high school students in City Life.
The goal is to expose students to leadership activities within YFC at various ministry sites, local and abroad. In the future, they will participate in leadership cohort retreats. Students also can look forward to receiving professional leadership training from the university's Enterprise Resource Center and the Career Development Office. In addition, students will have the option of becoming involved with the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service at Huntington University.
Prior to their acceptance in the program, each student completed an application for admission to Huntington University as well as consideration for the Horizon Leader Scholarship.
Qualified students were then invited to visit the campus and participated in the following events which included a breakfast, question-and-answer sessions for students and parents/guardians, a campus tour, chapel, lunch and student interviews with the selection committee.
For more information about the Horizon Leadership Program, call (260) 359-4032.