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  • Leadership Seacoast Hosts Informational Breakfast - Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2018

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    September 18, 2017
    Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2018
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., September 18, 2017 – Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, will host two informational breakfasts for candidates, alumni and the general public to attend. The first will be held at the Service Credit Union Victory Club at the University of NH Wildcat Stadium on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 8:30-10:00am and a second event will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2017 from 7:30-9:00am at the Student Success Center at Great Bay Community College.

    Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Seacoast Class of 2018 which will begin on January 3, 2018. Leadership Seacoast is designed to make a positive impact on communities through the development of engaged, knowledgeable and effective leaders. Curriculum provides experiential learning across cultural, social, political, and economic issues facing the Seacoast region. More than 900 participants have graduated from the 6-month program and most have gone on to get actively involved in their own communities. 

    The locations have been specially chosen for this event. The Service Credit Union Victory Club opened in the fall of 2016. This multipurpose facility with state of the art amenities is the center piece of Wildcat Stadium and boasts climate controlled environment with indoor and outdoor seating. Wildcat Stadium is considered a resource for the University and entire state of New Hampshire and hosts state, regional and national competitions and events such as Special Olympics, concerts and high school championships.

    In the fall of 2015, Great Bay Community College opened its Student Success Center to improve campus life by creating a space that integrates curricular and co-curricular activities, focusing on leadership and career transition.   The 20,000 square foot space has hosted three presidential candidates, numerous business groups, public ceremonies and job fairs and the New Hampshire Air National Guard regularly trains in the Center’s gym. Both venues actively promote students’ growth and professional development through educational, recreational, cultural and social programming.  A continental breakfast will be served at both events. After presentations, guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of each facility. The informational session is free for candidates and $20 for alumni. All proceeds from this event support scholarships for 2018 Leadership Seacoast participants. To register visit: www.leadershipseacoast.org.
    About Leadership Seacoast
    Based out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast was founded in 1988 by members of the Seacoast community looking to raise engagement in surrounding areas. Since its start over 29 years ago, Leadership Seacoast has graduated roughly 800 students with over 150 different companies involved. The program is designed for adult learners looking to get exposure and explanations on various issues that affect the surrounding communities along with how they as individuals can help such issues. Leadership Seacoast accepts 30-35 individuals annually from local businesses, government, general community, and non-profit sectors into its six-month program. Filled with many opportunities for learning, classroom discussion and consensus building, the program offers a network of community leaders who can support each other in building greater communities.

    Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director
    Leadership Seacoast