A good leader starts with a vision. Getting a team to execute that vision is a learned skill.
Frostburg State University sophomores Michala Garrison and Brady Moon, both of Cumberland, found this out this summer after attending Sierra Club Summer Grassroots Training, or SPROG as the organization calls it.
The weeklong training at Camp Darden in Courtland, Va., gave the two tools on how to better organize and execute campaigns. While the Sierra Club’s camp focused on environmental activism for college students, the skills could be used on an array of issues, the pair found.
In addition to campaign planning, they were taught leadership development, how to identify and confront oppression and how to interact with and influence the media.
“It was everything on how to ...