Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

Jones-Bowman Fellows go on weekend retreat

The Jones-Bowman Fellows are shown at a recent retreat at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain including (left-right) front row - Brantly Junaluska, Faith Long, and Rebecca Teesateskie; middle row - Kayla Johnson, Chloe Blythe, and Jacob Long; and top row - Tim Swayney, Michael Thompson, and Caleb Teesateskie.  (Photos courtesy of Alicia Jacobs/Jones-Bowman)

The Jones-Bowman Fellows are shown at a recent retreat at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain including (left-right) front row – Brantly Junaluska, Faith Long, and Rebecca Teesateskie; middle row – Kayla Johnson, Chloe Blythe, and Jacob Long; and top row – Tim Swayney, Michael Thompson, and Caleb Teesateskie. (Photos courtesy of Alicia Jacobs/Jones-Bowman)

 

The Jones-Bowman Fellows are shown with some of the 2016 Remember the Removal (RTF) riders.  Shown (left-right) back row - Aaron Hogner (RTR), Michael Thompson, Faith Long, Jacob Long, Tim Swayney, Caleb Teesateskie, and JD Arch (RTR); front row - Jack Cooper (RTR), Rebecca Teesateskie, Chloe Blythe, Brantly Junaluska, Kayla Johnson, and Tom Hill (RTR).

The Jones-Bowman Fellows are shown with some of the 2016 Remember the Removal (RTF) riders. Shown (left-right) back row – Aaron Hogner (RTR), Michael Thompson, Faith Long, Jacob Long, Tim Swayney, Caleb Teesateskie, and JD Arch (RTR); front row – Jack Cooper (RTR), Rebecca Teesateskie, Chloe Blythe, Brantly Junaluska, Kayla Johnson, and Tom Hill (RTR).

The current nine member cohort of Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program Fellows, along with four Mentors and one Advisory Committee member, recently spent the weekend at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.  This annual retreat brings this group together to prepare for the upcoming academic year. During the retreat, the Fellows had the opportunity to complete their individual leadership learning plans, develop a group community service project, set goals and connect as a group of future Cherokee leaders.

Four members of the Remember the Removal Bike Ride Alumni also presented on cultural leadership and the importance of committing to a team.

“The Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program mentors and advisory committee have worked diligently to ensure this program reflects the type of leadership exemplified by Chief Jones and Councilman Bowman,” said Alicia Jacobs, Jones-Bowman program director.  “We are pleased with the new Fellows’ enthusiasm, leadership qualities, and interest in improving their communities.”

Info: Alicia Jacobs 497-5550 or http://www.cpfdn.org/jonesbowman.html.

– Jones-Bowman Leadership Award Program