With a year of experience under your belt, you’ve already learned much about leadership. Now it is time to practically apply the leadership skills you have gained and begin practicing in earnest.
I chose Ascend because it sounded like it incorporated an in-person community. . . and had much more of a life application emphasis than other programs. Connecting with people from around the country gave me a much higher motivation and encouragement than I would have otherwise. Also the leadership courses had a ton of impactful reading and discussing it with the others was very thought provoking and developed how I see and move in the world.
Ascend Challenge Student
Year two students are eligible — and encouraged to apply — for Unbound student leadership positions or for leadership positions within their own churches, organizations, and communities.
Unbound positions are highly competitive and include Ascend Team Leadership and its corresponding Coaching and Leadership Intensive, the National Student Cabinet, and open company internships. These are significant resume boosts and also opportunities to broaden your professional network while building hard and soft skills.
Challenge students don’t just hone leadership in a bubble. They also set the example for the next class of Ascend students, and they play a unique and powerful role in leadership, discipleship, encouragement, and demonstrating what it means to be Unbound.