NEXT Steps Leadership (Personal Development)

D. Jewel Harris


Personal Development & Leadership Digital Badge

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Our Personal Development  & Leadership Digital Badge recognizes students that have demonstrated a high level of social skills (soft STEM++ skills) by:

  • Practicing leadership qualities, values and behaviors throughout their College Town Service-Learning Project
  • Applying their understanding of leadership qualities, values and behaviors on 2-3 separate occasions while serving on their Junior Executive Management Team.
  • Providing verified proof of their leadership capabilities on 2-3 separate occasions throughout the life cycle of their College Town Service-Learning Project.


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In the space below, provide:

  1. Your name, age, grade, and the name of your school or community group
  2. The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it
  3. The name of your College Town Service-Learning Project and a brief description of the affected area.
  4. A description of your mission (service goal) and how you used the STEM++ skills of this digital badge to achieve it.
  5. Links and/or attachments to documents, videos, photos, audio clips, blog posts, news articles, social media content, etc. that show you implementing action items to complete your mission.