Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Our Next Event

Friday, December 11, 2015
Snow date: Monday, December 14, 2015

8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue, Union

About UC-Step


The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is excited to announce the 3rd Annual UC STEP Summit! We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Sophomores and Juniors from around the County to attend this day-long event of fun, learning and service. The Summit will include hands-on activities to teach leadership, responsibility and community.

UC STEP is more than just a seminar. Students will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions focused on leadership and personal growth while collaborating with others to work through the day’s activities. This program will teach students to think outside of the box while providing them with the necessary tools to STEP UP, STAND OUT, and START NOW within their communities. The UC STEP Summit will be focused on building skills that are essential for students to achieve success.


9:00am Welcome
9:15am Ice Breaker

Personal Growth Breakouts
-Race the Clock
-You Be the Judge
Leadership Breakouts
-How to be an Effective Leader
-T.E.A.M. Time

Civic Engagement Activity

12:45pm Wrap Up/End of Day Activity
2:00pm End


STEP UP: Personal Growth
Race the Clock Time management skills are essential to being a productive student and member of the community. This breakout session will challenge students to race the clock as they compete with other groups to complete timed interactive activities.

You Be the Judge Good impressions, greetings and handshakes can make or break an introduction in just seconds. This interactive and observational breakout session will teach students that their attitude, dress and body language “speak” volumes.

STAND OUT: Leadership
How to be an Effective Leader Students will become aware of the diversity, concerns and values of individuals in their school and the power they have as individuals to create positive (or negative) attitudes within a group through his/her conduct formally and informally.

T.E.A.M. Time Students will experience positive and negative interpersonal and leadership skills, and discover how they affect group morale and performance with particular emphasis on teamwork.

START NOW: Civic Engagement
Students will work in groups to develop a countywide community service initiative around a topic they feel is important today in Union County. The service initiative that receives the most votes at UC STEP and via the online poll will become the countywide project undertaken by participating Union County high schools. The school that shows the most involvement, enthusiasm and creativity for the project is eligible to win the $1,000 START NOW Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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