Leadership Venango – Class Projects

Participants of Leadership Venango will be required to work as part of a small group to plan, develop, and show leadership to others in a community based project.

Class of 2019

Team Business – Job Shadow Guide

Team Student – Student Survey

Team Educators – Virtual Reality Tours of Local Businesses

Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 group projects were all based on “communication”:

Team Community – Communication Directory

Team Business – Venango County Small Business Resource Guide

Team Youth – “Based upon informal surveys and anecdotal evidence, we were able to determine that our local schools didn’t know about and weren’t enjoying the benefits of the recently created Venango County Job Shadow Resource Guide. We created 30 second summaries to be read at each morning announcement in the high schools during a one month period that highlighted job shadow tips and descriptions of local professions. Essentially we wanted to “communicate” the Job Shadow Guide’s existence and contents to both the students and educators. We had three schools (OC, Franklin, and VC) on board and ready to get us scheduled when COVID hit.”

Class of 2021

MapMe – Recreation in Venango County

Class of 2022

Team A – Youth Volunteer Traning Workshops (These workshops have now been adopted by the United Way of Venango County and rebranded under the name Connect2Contribute, find more by clicking here)

Team B – Venango Speaks Podcast (This team created 2 initial episodes and then passed this project along to local Teens through the Oil Region Library Association, find more by clicking here)

Team C – Little Free Libraries (A Little Free Library was established along the walking trail at UPMC Northwest Hospital)

Click here for a newsletter article with details on each project.

Class of 2023

Team A – “Foundations for Leadership in Your Community”, leadership training day for high school juniors and seniors

Team B – Rethink Poverty simulation

Team C – Relaunch of the Be Here Venango Ambassador Program, with a focus on mentor matching