A leader is someone who influences the attitudes, opinions, or actions of others. Effective leaders set good examples for others, originate ideas and actions, delegate responsibilities, listen, attend to group satisfaction, praise, and learn continually. Strong leaders work to develop their skills and add value to everyone around them so the team grows stronger over time. The MSU Extension Service offers educational opportunities and materials to strengthen leaders of all ages and stages of life, from 4-H participants and volunteers to elected officials.
There’s always a lot going on in August. School is back in session, and everyone is trying to get back on their busy schedule. In the middle of the chaos, don’t forget your garden!
Bullying is personal to Je'Kylynn Steen, whose experiences as a victim and witness, helped give her insight into a project that can help others who may face the same challenges.
As a community health intern with the Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Program, she served as the primary author of a new bullying module to help young people recognize this pervasive problem and learn strategies to stop it.
One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Three members of the Mississippi State family have completed a leadership program focused on strengthening relationships and advancing development in the Golden Triangle region.
Hosted by the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, West Point Growth Alliance, and The Partnership of Starkville, the eight-month Golden Triangle Leaders program recently graduated 22 emerging and experienced leaders who were selected from a group of nominated applicants.
After a conversation with a fellow volunteer at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, John Malanchak decided to follow his heart.
“I’d always wanted to work with special needs individuals,” explains Malanchak, a retired geologist. “But I didn’t know what I could offer them.”
As a young child, Emily Davis was the victim of a horrific crime, but, with the support of her family and the pediatrician who documented the evidence, Davis became a survivor.
When she came to her first Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers meeting in 1968, Rae Clarke accompanied her aunt, Versie Manning, who insisted Clarke come to the Thanksgiving party.
Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.