KALFI LEAD STUDENT
Since LEAD seeks to train and nurture servant leaders for the future, each LEAD student is expected to be committed to:
The motto is “Lead to serve.” Thus, the chief quality sought in the LEAD beneficiary is the attitude of and ability to SERVE, i.e., self-giving.
In LEAD, we are interested in students who “take the lead” by, first, developing themselves as complete human persons, then, giving of themselves to attend to others. Thus, the LEAD student manifests an understanding of the need for exercise of virtues, including moral integrity, hard work, a constant habit of study, humility, generosity and magnanimity, among others.
In most Universities, when selecting possible ‘Leadership Awardees,’ a minimum requirement is good academic standing. This is necessary, as leaders are expected to lead competently. Thus, LEAD has set a minimum expectation of Cum Laude standing (or its equivalent) from every LEAD beneficiary.
A “desire to serve” is banal if one pays only lip service to it. Thus, the LEAD student shows signs of actual steps from the very start, e.g., taking on a leadership position, or getting involved in a regular outreach project or volunteer work, etc.