Project LEAD Mission
The mission of the Project LEAD program is to provide Modesto Junior College students
who are enrolled in the program, a leadership framework that will encourage students
to take on leadership roles and become active participants in campus and community
organizations, events, and activities.
What Is Project LEAD?
Project LEAD stands for Leadership Education And Development. This program is hosted by MJC’s Campus Life & Student Learning Office. The purpose of Project LEAD is to help teach general aspects of leadership as it applies to students participating in MJC student activities or thinking about participating in student activities.
What happens in Project LEAD?
Students will meet twice a month for one semester. The program will focus on MJC History, Communication, Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Teamwork, Service Learning and Leadership. These sessions will run 90 minutes.
In addition to the meeting sessions, students will be paired with a campus mentor with whom they will be expected to meet at least once per month. The last component of the program is a community service project in which everyone participates as a group.
Why should I participate in Project LEAD?
This is a great chance to be a better leader in your club, school activity, job, or personal life. In Project LEAD, you will be able to network with students and leadership professionals. This program is also a fantastic reference to have on your professional resume. Program participants will receive a t-shirt and binder. Students who graduate will receive a Project LEAD shirt, and a certificate and are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.
Who is eligible for Project LEAD?
Any MJC student who is enrolled in courses is eligible. If you are a part of any MJC club, activity, sports, or student government, Project LEAD will enhance your skills. If you are not in any activities then this program will help you connect. The program will accept 15-20 students.
Project LEAD Sessions
George Boodrookas, Ed.D Dean of Advancement Modesto Junior College Project LEAD Session: MJC History & Structure
Dr. Boodrookas will teach students the history of Modesto Junior College, its structure, and the YCCD/MJC leadership.
Amy Vickery Public Information Officer Stanislaus County Project LEAD Session: Conflict Resolution Amy will help guide Project LEAD students through the various methods of how to best handle conflict situations. This session will help students to develop the tools to work through conflict situations. Alejandra Espinoza Campus Life & Student Learning Manager Modesto Junior College Project LEAD Session: Networking & Professionalism Alejandra will guide Project LEAD students through the various methods of networking with fellow students, teachers, and community members. She will also share the importance of professionalism through speech and appearance.
Adrenna Alkhas Marketing & Communication Director Stanislaus County Fair Project LEAD Session: Communication Adrenna will help guide Project LEAD students through the various communication methods of how to best handle make sure your message as a leader is understood by others. This session will help students to develop the tools to ensure communication is a two-way street. Laura Ward CEO/President Ward Promotional Marketing Solutions Project LEAD Session: Time Management & Planning Laura will help guide Project LEAD students through the various methods of time management and how to make planning a part of your everyday life. This session will help students to develop the necessary time management skills that are needed to succeed in leadership.
NOT AVAILABLESteven Stanfield Lieutenant Modesto Police Department Project LEAD Session: Teamwork Lieutenant Stanfield will guide students through the steps needed to form a working, functional, and effective team. Lynn Dickerson CEO Gallo Center for the Arts Project LEAD Session: Service: The Need to Be Involved Lynn will guide Project LEAD students through all the positive ways to be involved in the community and the importance of community service.
Project LEAD Mentors
As part of the Project LEAD program students are paired with an on-campus mentor who they meet with a minimum of three times during the semester.
Dejeune Shelton Director of Career Services Modesto Junior College Dr. George Boodrookas Dean of Advancement Modesto Junior College Arnold Chavez Manager Great Valley Museum Modesto Junior College Angelica Guzman Director of Enrollment Services Modesto Junior College Dr. Jacqueline Forte Director of Student Services Modesto Junior College Pedro Mendez Dean Public Safety, Technical Education & Community Education Modesto Junior College Amy Yribarren Director of Health Services Modesto Junior College
Project LEAD Program Graduates
Class of Spring 2016
Jonathan Andrews Nicole Baragno Vishal Boughen Jacob Cook Camille Dana Patricia Grant Pwint Hein Tommy Ledesma Bradley Machado Maria Mondragon Essma Nasher Kathy Rau Jessica Reyna-Gonzalez Alfonso Romero Destini Rubalcaba
Class of Fall 2016Annai Acosta Henna Battan Cindy Barragan-Lopez Daniel Cornejo Jessenia Duarte Alexis Dye Erika Franco Melissa Garibay Alison Griffin Michelle Lane Miranda Lopez Mwalimu Mwaniki Amy Nevarez Karla Ruvalcaba Lynsie Trujillo Vanessa Yapez Coletta Wiggins
Class of Spring 2017
Hector Aguilar Maria Aguilar-Mondragon Ana Alvarado Lilibeth Bravo Pricilla Cardenas Priscilla DeLaCruz Danya Dominguez Crystal Dorsey Alyssa Godinez Darryl Hadlich Nichara Holcombe Shannon Kelly Liu Chia-Lan Nayeli Lua Patricia Manning Tarae McQueen Michael Merenda Jonathan Roblero Alma Robles Daisy Robles Daniel Rodriguez Monica Roman Kevin Naranjo-Romero Joseeph Suratt Alexis Zaragoza
Class of Fall 2017
Samantha Alipio Kelly Cervantes Brittni Clack Jose Covarrubias Kaydee Cruz-Sampson Gabriela Diaz Eduardo Gonzalez Lizette Ibara Shantel Johnson Ninebra Mansour Samantha Navarro Michael Neves Janet Patino Saul Portillo Peter Vang Claudia Verzosa
Class of Spring 2018
Brisa Antunez Emily Chavez Octavio Hernandez Edwin Gonzalez Harloveleen Hundal Laural Lee Gabriela Lopez Vanessa Pereyda Maya Priscilla Ohnmacht Naomy Oliveiena Jennifer Olson Rebecca Speakman Emily York Ellen Zavala