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Location: Rocklin

Day & Time: Tuesday, 9:30-10:40

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Jon Alston, aka Master Jon



We are changing up this year how we run Student Government and Yearbook. Rather than focus on a “Student Government”, we are focusing on the students being leaders for Love of Learning. We want to help them feel part of Love of Learning, of the decisions we make for the students, and we want our leadership team to help the other students feel seen and heard. Because the student leadership is responsible for the activities at the center, it only makes sense they be the ones putting together the yearbook. As an experimental class, we ask for passionate students who want to solve problems, and use their creativity and ingenuity to make this the best class ever! Below are the responsibilities for each part of the class:


Student Leadership: all about helping students at Love of Learning have an amazing experience. This is a chance for older students to give back to the center, and to learn what it takes to run a business and be productive leaders. Not only will students be planning activities and bringing them to life, we will be discussing how governments function, what makes for successful governments, and how we can be contributing members in our local, state, and federal institutions.


Throughout the course of this class, students will take turns serving our learning center in a variety of offices: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, fundraising officer, media consultant, and an advertising board. These roles will give students real-world exposure in leadership, allowing them to experience the successes and failures of working in leadership role.


We will plan monthly activities, dances, student of the month, birthday recognitions, and all other activities at the center.


Yearbook: the leaders and decision-makers of the yearbook at Love of Learning. This is an entirely student-driven class with guidance and support from Master Jon.


Students will learn basic principles of book production and develop skills that include: writing copy, captions and headlines, digital photography, desktop publishing, and using appropriate technology tools for media production. The following list is a sample of what the yearbook project includes:


  • Develop a theme
  • Design cover
  • Create master designs
  • Set up type specs and graphic elements
  • Determine story ideas
  • Determine photo ideas
  • Set up story and photo assignments
  • Advertise and promote
  • Establish and meet publication deadlines
  • Edit pages


Students are required to bring a laptop to each class.


We will be working closely with the Folsom Student Leadership class as well. Because of this, we will have a few meetings during the summer to work on putting together the activity calendar. These will take place in July or August, depending on student availability. So be on the lookout for an email from Master Jon.


We hope that by combining these two classes, students in Student Leadership and Yearbook will have a better experience serving Love of Learning, while creating something for the students and themselves!


All classes are full-year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for the Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Student Leadership & Yearbook

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