Opportunity Scholars recharge at their annual leadership retreat

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Opportunity Scholars recharge at their annual leadership retreat

More than 95 David Eccles School Business Opportunity Scholars recently came together for their Annual Leadership Retreat. This year’s retreat, designed to allow students to explore their identities and strengthen their leadership skills, took place at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch in southern Utah. 

Led by program directors Rich Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, the theme for this year was “Reflect, Recharge, Refocus.” Students attended several sessions featuring team-building, values, and leadership activities, and explored self-care and aloha leadership. They cooked and dined together and bonded as a group. 

There was no time to sit around and be idle as the retreat was jam-packed with a full itinerary. Scholars had a chance to explore outdoor activities, including horseback riding, paintballing, skeet shooting, zip-lining, hiking, climbing, and more. 

Students found this retreat empowering and encouraging. “Coming on this trip has created a community like never before,” said Opportunity Scholar Michael Hernandez. “I feel like I belong, and that helps so much with my success in school. Because of this trip, I now have people that I can call on when I need help.”

The goal of the Opportunity Scholars Program at the Eccles School is to support and enhance the educational experience of first-generation business students as they progress toward graduation. For more information, visit Eccles.Link/opportunity-scholars.

2019-12-12T16:54:39-07:00December 10th, 2019|

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