Thank you for serving a reference for the Peer Leader applicant. Please review and complete the following questions. Please complete the reference form within two weeks of receiving the request from the student applying to attend the Red Hat Shelton Challenge. No references can be related to the applicant. The following requirements are preferred of individuals applying to the 2019 Red Hat Shelton Challenge experience:
Previously attended the Red Hat Shelton Challenge or Shelton Challenge Take II
Must be going into the 11th or 12th grade
Applicants need to have a 3.0-grade point average (unweighted) or higher
The Red Hat Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.
Peer Leaders need to display a high level of maturity, confidence and positive energy. They will be a major support role for their co-leader and need to understand the importance of clear communication and time management.