Foundations of Leadership: Interview with Sherie Hohs

Phenomenal FOL Students, determined to change the world!

In this episode Tony Rodriguez chats with MMSD LGBTQ+ Lead, Sherie Hohs, about the Foundations of Leadership Course.

About FOL

Foundations of Leadership (FOL) is a dynamic course focused on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color. This opportunity is a partnership between MMSD and GSAFE (Creating Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth). FOL seeks to foster in students a better understanding of themselves and their capacity for leadership and to empower youth to become active partners in the collective success of the individual and the community with an emphasis on racial justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and social justice.

Course logistics:

  • Students meet year-round on Mondays, from 3:15-4:45pm.
  • Students are transported to class at the UW Red Gym, and then transported home after class.
  • Students receive Advanced Learning credit for their participation in the course.

More information can be found here:

Nomination Process

Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a youth peer, parent/family member, or school staff. Please complete this brief form to nominate! We recommend that you meet with your nominated student(s) in person to let them know about this opportunity and why you nominated them!

The window for nominations is March 1st-April 9th. Review of nominations will take place in April and begin interviewing nominees to gauge interest and commitment before the school year ends. 

Please take 5 minutes to identify a 8th or 9th grade student leader for this course! Nomination Form

 Intro/Outro music by MicroSchool students Cheviest and Montevious.

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Phenomenal FOL Students, determined to change the world!