|The earlier in their careers that exceptional students begin to think of themselves as future public leaders who can |
promote a better society, the greater the likelihood they will become such leaders. - Frank Batten, Sr.
The world our students will inherit and inhabit will be vastly different and even more complex than the one we know today. Even now, leaders in our own community and across the globe face similar issues: the environment, health care, poverty, education and international relations, to name a few.
In 2011, Norfolk Academy established The Center for Civic and Global Leadership not only to further the school’s mission but also to prepare students to become principled civic leaders. Central to that mission is a commitment to public purpose and service -- to recognize and help address the challenges members of our community and across the globe now face.
Norfolk Academy was one of just three schools in the nation to receive a coveted $250,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation, the largest award the Ford Foundation extends. This grant, along with a matching gift the school has already secured from an anonymous benefactor, will provide a half-million dollar fund to support this significant educational initiative, designed to help Norfolk Academy students learn about complex, real world issues, and make a lasting difference in their community.
- Chesapeake Bay Fellows
- Global Health Fellows
- International Relations Fellows
|The Center for Civic and Global Leadership will instill in our Fellows a responsibility for understanding and engaging the intricate and systemic challenges facing the global community: the environment; health care; international relations; poverty; and education. This innovative program provides outstanding, dedicated students opportunities to pursue a four-year, multidisciplinary and experiential course of study grounded in developing actionable solutions to real-world issues. Fellows engage in deep intellectual investigation in a chosen field and participate in leadership programs to build critical skills necessary to effect real change in our world. The Center will reinforce and strengthen Norfolk Academy's commitment to producing principled, civic-minded leaders for tomorrow.|