Leadership Greensboro- Activities List

To successfully complete Leadership Greensboro, class members must participate in several activities outside of the regularly scheduled Program Days. The activities listed below are categorized by Program Day themes. Class members must complete at least one activity for each category, and a minimum of eight (8) activities total.

Please note that activities completed as a part of a Program Day do not count toward your activity total.

  • Complete the activities before the Program Day focused on that theme
  • Consider scheduling and sharing activities with your classmates
  • Each month, the Program Chairs/Director will highlight a group activity focused on the Program Day for that month in which everyone is encouraged to participate, to get to know your fellow class members
  • Friends and family members are welcome to come with you as you complete activities
  • We’ll share a spreadsheet of combined logged activities each month
  • Most importantly, remember to have fun while getting to know more about the Greensboro community!

Click here to log activities

Activity Categories:

Government & Community Information

Attend a Greensboro City Council meeting ● Attend a Guilford County Commissioners meeting ● Attend a Guilford County School board meeting ● Participate in a police ride-along or decision-making class ● Tour the J. Douglas Galyon Depot ● Visit the Greensboro History Museum ● Tour the Blandwood Mansion ● Visit the Colonial Heritage Center on New Garden Road ● Visit the Guilford National Military Park (include a viewing of the movie at the Visitors Center) ● Take a tour of First National Bank Field (Grasshoppers Stadium) ● Attend an event sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Regional Council ● Attend a synerG or Action Greensboro event ● Visit the History of Cone Mills exhibit at Revolution Mills ● Visit one of Greensboro’s locations on the National Register of Historic Places

Nonprofit Industry

Volunteer for a local nonprofit. (Visit volunteergso.org for a list of current volunteer needs in the community.) ● See a play at Tanger Center, Community Theatre of GSO or other local theatre ● Donate blood or platelets to the Red Cross ● Donate to a food bank (Salvation Army Center of Hope, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Mustard Seed Clinic) or fill a grocery bag for Simple Gesture ● Attend a presentation hosted by the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium  ● Serve on a non-profit board ● Attend or watch the Community Foundation Future Fund’s FF10 Live ● Attend an event of the United Way of Greater GSO or the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro  ● Visit one of GSO Beautiful’s gardens/volunteer for Big Sweep Community Clean-Up (Sept) or Great American Clean-Up (Spring)

Economic Development

Attend an event sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce ● Tour a large company located here in Greensboro (examples include VF, Haeco Americas, Volvo, Honda Jet, Gilbarco Veeder-Root)  ● Tour a small business in Greensboro ●  Learn more about the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners program & attend an info session ● Attend a program offered by Guilford Works

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Tour a local brewery/distillery ● Tour or attend a program at the Launch Greensboro, Transform Greensboro, HQ Greensboro, the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, or The Forge ● Learn about the Minority Business Accelerator at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce ● Attend a new business Ribbon Cutting with the GSO Chamber  ● Attend Launch GSO’s Demo Day

Education & Human Services

Schedule a tour of any of the institutions of higher education located in Greensboro (North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bennett College, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Elon University School of Law) ● Volunteer at a Guilford County school (read in a classroom, volunteer as a testing proctor) ● Walk the Downtown Greenway ● Attend the Guilford Education Alliance’s Education Summit ● Tour the Union Square campus ● Serve as a Community Reader Day volunteer for Guilford Education Alliance ● Serve as Principal for a Day in October through Guilford Education Alliance ● Take a CPR class www.cpr4yourheart.com ● Volunteer at Teacher Supply Warehouse/donate supplies

Diversity & Inclusion

Tour one of Greensboro’s local HBCUs, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University or Bennett College ● Take a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum ● Take the Underground Railroad tour of the Guilford College Woods ● Attend a religious service at a place of worship in Greensboro that is different from your faith tradition ● Attend a meeting of the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities ● Attend the Guilford Native American Association Annual Pow-Wow & Cultural Festival (3802 Jaycee Park Drive) ● Volunteer at the Center for New North Carolinians ● Visit the Historic Magnolia House ● Attend the Guilford Green Foundation or other GGF events ● Visit the Register of Deeds and ask to review the slave deeds recorded in Guilford County ● Attend a Casa Azul event or program  ● Have coffee at A Special Blend Coffee Shop, Chez Genese, or 33 Elm or grab pastries from Sanctuary House

Arts & Culture

Visit the History Museum or Elsewhere Museum ● Take a child to the Brenner Children’s Museum ●  See a play at a local community theatre  ● Take a Guided Tour of the  Downtown Greenway ● Visit the GSO Cultural Center Galleries ● Tour our collection of public murals (www.publicartgso.org for a list) ● Attend a performance at the GSO Symphony ●  Attend an art exhibit opening ● See a play at Tanger Center, Community Theatre of GSO or other local theatre ●  Visit the NCA&T University Galleries www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/index

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