Effects of a Student Leadership Class on Engagement and Success

Middle school is an age where students are really finding themselves. By becoming more involved in campus activities and leadership roles, at-risk students would be given the guidance needed in order to become successful. The purpose of this study is to explore what impact a positive experience such as a leadership class might have on our students who struggle academically, socially, or emotionally. The research method used to analyze the data is a mixed methods design. Teachers will be filling out a survey in regards to their students’ academic, social, and emotional well being in their class. This data will be analyzed quantitatively. Qualitatively, teachers will have the ability to fill in any comments they would like to share. The comment section on their semester report cards will also be analyzed.