Take A Second Make A Difference

Developing community leaders means building relationships between people in our community. The Foundation supports youth leadership with Rossville Junior/Senior High School with a student-led group called TASMAD (Take A Second Make A Difference). TASMAD is a concept that was developed through the Kansas Leadership Center in 2003. Leadership skills that are nurtured include servant leadership, using consensus, being inclusive, building collaborations, learning styles, creating a shared vision, being change agents, and serving from a personal mission.

Rossville Junior/Senior High School and the Foundation are developing a RESIST chapter through an opportunity with Shawnee County Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods BCBS Pathways grant. RESIST is a statewide, student-led group that is focused on the denormalization of tobacco use among youth. Students lead efforts to advocate and create change.