2011 Kingsborough Leadership Team


ASAP Culture Fest


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Project Description

The 2011 Kingsborough ASAP Leadership Program team project took the form of a multicultural festival to benefit Project Reach Youth.  The celebration showcased ASAP students modeling, singing, dancing, reciting poetry, and showcasing items from their native countries.  The purpose of the festival was to address and raise awareness of diversity in our ASAP community.



2011 Kingsborough Leadership Team

Xondra Garraway, Angelo Gulotta, Jamel James, Viveca Shearin, Raphael Surin, Melissa Velez, Martha Greasley (Advisor)






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What did you learn from the process of planning and executing your team project?

Xondra: I learned that working a team can be very fun and helpful. Usually I prefer working alone but in this case I learned that cooperation and group work is worthwhile and can have a great outcome.



What was your favorite part of working on your team project?

Xondra: I enjoyed actually seeing the performance. It was a great reminder of the hard work and dedication we all put into ASAP.


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Do you think your team reached its goals in planning and executing your project?

Xondra: Yes, we all worked very hard and we did a great job.




What’s been your favorite thing about being in the ASAP Leadership Program?

Xondra: I learned that leaders come from all different walks of life. I would have never considered myself a leader but I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to prove to myself that I am a leader.



Were there any parts of your project that didn’t go as planned?  If so, how did you deal with the unexpected or difficult moments, and did you learn anything from them?

Xondra: Scheduling the performances was hard. By the last week there were a lot of last minute changes.





What impact has the ASAP Leadership Program had on you as a student and as a person?

Xondra: I feel that with the ASAP leadership program I have a better understanding of what goes into a club and the hard work and dedication that is required.





How will you apply the lessons or skills you’ve learned through participating in this experience—in the classroom, in your career, and/or in your life in general?

Xondra: I  am not necessarily sure when and to what I will apply the skills I learned in the future. But I can say that when the opportunity arises, I will be better prepared thanks to the ASAP Leadership Program.