Common Good Leadership Program

For Returning Loomis Chaffee Summer Program (LCSP) Students

Transform your ideas into action in the Common Good Leadership Program!

Worldwide, young people strive to lead within their school and local communities, but so few have been taught how. As students in the Common Good Leadership (CGL) program, you will deepen your understanding of your talents and passions, and experience numerous opportunities to impact the LCSP and local town of Windsor communities. As an aspiring leader, you will return home prepared to partner with members of your community to identify problems worth solving and collaboratively prototype solutions.

Here’s how the Common Good Leadership Program will prepare you to make a difference:

  • LEARN: How does a leader identify a problem that is worth solving and empower others to take action towards a common cause? Essential leadership questions like this will be discussed, debated, and discerned in the Common Good Leadership course. Participants must choose this course as one of their two elective courses.
  • LEAD: As a Summer Proctor, you will mentor in the dorms, plan student life activities, emcee morning meetings, facilitate collaborative games, and more. Additionally, you will participate in a 5-week service-learning engagement at a local community organization as you seek to understand the challenges of the organization and collaborate with representatives to develop solutions. 
  • REFLECT & SHARE: Written reflection on leadership experiences and sharing with cohort peers and mentors will be critical to the development of your Personal Leadership Philosophy.
  • PROTOTYPE: Apply what you learn through the collaborative development of LCSP community activities. Prepare to take action at home through the ongoing development of your Common Good Action Plan.

Leadership development is a lifelong pursuit. The learning starts here in the LCSP… come back to “The Island” and prepare to make a difference!

To enroll in the Common Good Leadership program, contact the Summer Program Office at

Common Good Leadership Concludes Inaugural Summer on The Island

Participants in the Loomis Chaffee Summer Program's inaugural Common Good Leadership course shared their reflections at the conclusion of the five-week immersive learning experience in late July.

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