CLA Parent & Student Info

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Chase Leadership Academy (CLA) gives local high school students the opportunity to learn about job, life and career skills through a special mentoring program at Chase. Chase employees serve as mentors for one school year to help students learn about topics that supplement positive choices after high school. Academy topics include financial literacy, higher education options and job interview skills. Upon successful completion of the Academy, students are awarded a computer courtesy of Chase!

Student Center:

The orientation, application and interview process for the upcoming CLA class has begun. 11th and 12th grade students at the schools listed below are eligible to apply to participate. As space is limited, in addition to the minimum requirements (listed below) all interested students must complete an orientation, application and personal interview to be considered for acceptance into the program. Please see below for school orientation schedule. Students will receive application packets during orientation. Application deadlines and interview dates will be confirmed at registration.

*NOTE* If you attended a summer orientation and completed an application/interview, you do NOT need to attend the orientations below or resubmit your application. You will be contacted regarding the status of your application once selections have been made.

School Orientations:

West Monroe      Wednesday, August 29 @ 9 am                     Click To Register    Contact: K. Brothers

Neville                  Thursday, August 30 @ 8 am                        Click To Register       Contact: D. Thomas (Guidance)

Wossman             Tuesday, September 4 @ 9:35 am                Click To Register      Contact: T. Reed

Ouachita              Wednesday, September 5 @ 9:49 am          Click To Register       Contact: M. Mayeaux (Guidance)

Richwood            Wednesday, September 5 @ 11:00 am         Click To Register      Contact: L. Coleman (Guidance)

Carroll                  Thursday, September 6 @ 9 am                    Click To Register      Contact: S. Ward (Guidance)

Orientations will be held at each school. You may preregister by clicking the link for your school or by going to the contact listed. Please contact BBBS @ 318.323.9034 or bbbsnela@wellspringalliance.org for more information.

CLA Minimum Requirements:

*2.0 GPA
*No major incidents in the last school year (fights, expulsion, etc)
*Must be approved by guidance counselor or school administrator (BBBS will obtain approval upon receipt of parent permission/application)
*Ability to commit to attendance requirements- students must attend a minimum of 14 sessions from October-May

Additional Information:

There is no charge to participate in CLA.

Transportation is provided from each school to CLA session and back to the school. While most sessions are held on Chase’s campus, there are some offsite sessions.

CLA is a voluntary program, not a paid job or an internship. Students can be removed from the Academy at any time for rule infractions, including failure to participate. Because child safety/well-being and student success are our primary objectives, students may also be removed from the Academy to focus on other areas should an issue be identified (ex. Credit Recovery, major life occurrence).

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