CFA Academy

Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy

Chick-fil-A Leader Academy™ is a national high school leadership program focused on impact through action. The world needs more leaders who impact their local communities, and we believe high school students are the answer! In partnership with Chick-fil-A, Inc., ADDO created Chick-fil-A Leader Academy to bring a fresh approach to leadership and empower young people to make a difference. ADDO (Latin for “inspire”) is a service and leadership development organization. Founders Kevin Scott and Garrett Gravesen have spoken to and developed leaders on six continents from more than 100 countries.

Many leadership programs focus on only the “learn” part, transferring information through speakers, seminars and books. The result is often short-term motivation and long-term frustration. Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is unique. It provides opportunities for action with a focus on leadership skills and provides a platform through Impact Projects for students to lead. Through a unique Engage-Expose-Equip approach, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy involves 30 students per school in a 7-month curriculum where they learn valuable leadership lessons, culminating in an end-of-program Impact Project.

Each month, students will meet for Leader Labs. Three of those months will involve a community service project.

This academy is only open to student athletes who are current 10th or 11th graders. If you are a student athlete at JHHS in either the 10th or 11 grade, membership will be available once a year in the month of September.  

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Jennifer Cobb