Leadership Projects (CAS) - UWC ISAK Japan

Leadership Projects (CAS)

Leadership is a practice.

Leadership is a practice.

Leadership Projects (CAS)

At UWC ISAK Japan, you will learn to identify what is important and needed. Leadership Projects (CAS) are an ideal opportunity for you to practice your leadership and teamwork skills by pursuing creative solutions to important and challenging problems.

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Creativity, Activity, Service

The three components of Leadership Projects (CAS) are characterized as follows and are supported by a powerful network of mentors who invest their time, experience and wisdom:

  • CREATIVITY – arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
  • ACTIVITY – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
  • SERVICE – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.
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Creativity, Activity, Service

The three components of Leadership Projects (CAS) are characterized as follows and are supported by a powerful network of mentors who invest their time, experience and wisdom:

  • CREATIVITY – arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
  • ACTIVITY – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
  • SERVICE – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student.

Project Spotlight

ISAK’s Project Nepal
Launched by three Nepali students after a devastating earthquake in their home country on April 25, 2015, the Project NEPAL team raised over $60,000 through online and offline efforts and rehabilitated thirteen temporary schools, three medical camps, and a health post in the Project’s first year. ISAK’s Project Nepal showed our community that anything is possible.
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CAS in Grade 10

In Grade 10, students develop their personal strengths by focusing on the needs of others, both at school and in the Karuizawa community. Students are both encouraged to develop a sense of care for their own school community and to develop meaningful relationships with the local Community.

By working in the field, facing challenges (e.g. the language barrier), building relationships with fellow students, and trying to understand what is needed and how to respond to specific needs, students develop the crucial skills needed to become change-makers.

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CAS in Grade 10

In Grade 10, students develop their personal strengths by focusing on the needs of others, both at school and in the Karuizawa community. Students are both encouraged to develop a sense of care for their own school community and to develop meaningful relationships with the local Community.

By working in the field, facing challenges (e.g. the language barrier), building relationships with fellow students, and trying to understand what is needed and how to respond to specific needs, students develop the crucial skills needed to become change-makers.

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CAS in Grades 11-12

In Grades 11 and 12, students work together in small teams on human-centered, collaborative, action-based leadership projects. Each project lasts a minimum of 16 months.

Leadership projects are student-initiated and student-led. We encourage students to create or join projects that are personally meaningful and significant.

While the mission and goals of projects are important, the success of a project is not solely determined by goals being met. UWC ISAK Japan’s aim is to empower students to become change-makers, so we are interested in cultivating the skills, attitudes, and approaches to difficult problems that will be resilient and life-lasting.

CAS in Grades 11-12

In Grades 11 and 12, students work together in small teams on human-centered, collaborative, action-based leadership projects. Each project lasts a minimum of 16 months.

Leadership projects are student-initiated and student-led. We encourage students to create or join projects that are personally meaningful and significant.

While the mission and goals of projects are important, the success of a project is not solely determined by goals being met. UWC ISAK Japan’s aim is to empower students to become change-makers, so we are interested in cultivating the skills, attitudes, and approaches to difficult problems that will be resilient and life-lasting.

Setbacks, problems and failures offer opportunities for learning that a sweetly running project may not deliver.

-Jolyon Hinton, CAS Coordinator

"Setbacks, problems and failures offer opportunities for learning that a sweetly running project may not deliver."

-Jolyon Hinton, CAS Coordinator

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