Historically, the Cadillac Leadership Program has included a community service project chosen by the class. The goal was to identify a community need and develop a project that will address that need. The project provided an opportunity for participants to work together in small groups, practice project development skills, and provide a benefit to the community.
The service project afforded Leadership participants an opportunity to practice skills necessary for being community trustees – coming to consensus and working with people of various backgrounds and interests. Participants gained lasting friendships, a better understanding of community needs, and shared sense of accomplishment for a job well done.
This tradition was continued for more than 30 years, with more than $1,000,000 raised by Leadership Classes through the support of the community.