The Canvas Program

A program to help our students develop as individuals and as a child of God.

What’s our WHY?

Find out more about our passion and plan for empowering students to live out our Four Pillars — FAITH, INTEGRITY, SCHOLARSHIP, & LEADERSHIP

The Leadership Profile

Canvas is a program to help our students develop as individuals and as children of God.

One important aspect of the Canvas program is the creation of a unique Leadership Profile.  Each student will create a profile and it will grow and develop along with them during their their four years at Holy Family.

The goal of the Leadership Profile is to empower students by providing them with structure, resources, and support them as they prepare for the process of applying for jobs, college, scholarships, placements into our armed forces, or whatever pathways they may choose to follow.

Download the Leadership Profile Template

LEADERSHIP PROFILE

4 YEAR PLAN

What does a typical student leadership profile plan look like through the Holy Family Canvas Program?

FRESHMAN YEAR:

  • Develop the first part of your Leadership Profile, designed to empower students by encouraging involvement and documenting growth
  • Consult with your counselor and advisor to create and improve your Leadership Profile in relation to your goals and interests
  • Participate in some of the many opportunities for service, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement that Holy Family offers throughout the year
  • Build and update your Leadership Profile and working resume in consultation with your counselor and advisor
  • Try at least one course, activity, or opportunity outside of your comfort zone
  • Participate in freshman class retreats, activities, and canvas experiences

SOPHOMORE YEAR:

  • Grow and develop the second phase part of your Leadership Profile
  • Consult with your counselor and advisor to create and improve your Leadership Profile in relation to your goals and interests
  • Participate in some of the many opportunities for service, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement that Holy Family offers throughout the year
  • Update your Leadership Profile and working resume in consultation with your counselor and advisor
  • Prepare a finished resume that could be used for summer jobs or internships which includes a purpose statement, service and leadership experience, and other relevant information
  • Try at least one course, activity, or opportunity outside of your comfort zone
  • Develop a list of college and career options and programs that you would like to explore further

JUNIOR YEAR:

  • Continue to expand and improve your Leadership Profile
  • Consult with your counselor and advisor to identify strengths and gaps in your Leadership Profile in relation to your goals and interests
  • Participate in some of the many opportunities for service, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement that Holy Family offers throughout the year
  • Update your Leadership Profile and working resume in consultation with your counselor and advisor
  • Update your resume to be used for summer jobs or internships that includes a purpose statement, service and leadership experience, and other relevant information
  • Participate in a guided panel interview of industry professionals
  • Try at least one course, activity, or opportunity outside of your comfort zone
  • Hone in on your list of college options and programs that you would like to pursue, and learn more about the qualifications to continue on that path
  • Prepare a college application portfolio including:
    • Your updated leadership portfolio/credentials
    • Three letters of reference
    • Writing sample prepared in consultation with the English Department
  • Develop a list of vocational directions/options (as best you know them) and the relevant skills that may be required to pursue those options.
  • Begin developing a list of mentors within your chosen field(s) of study
  • Participate in at least one additional developmental opportunity related to the pursuit of your post-high school goals

SENIOR YEAR:

  • Continue to expand and improve your Leadership Profile, designed to empower students by encouraging involvement and documenting growth
  • Consult with your counselor and advisor to identify strengths and gaps in your Leadership Profile in relation to your goals and interests
  • Participate in some of the many opportunities for service, leadership, volunteerism, and involvement that Holy Family offers throughout the year
  • Update your Leadership Profile and working resume in consultation with your counselor and advisor
  • Prepare a finished resume that could be used for summer jobs or internships that includes a purpose statement, service and leadership experience, and other relevant information
  • Participate in an exit interview
  • Try at least one course, activity, or opportunity outside of your comfort zone
  • Apply for college after completing and improving your portfolio including:
    • Your updated leadership portfolio/credentials
    • Three letters of reference
    • Writing sampled prepared in consultation with the English Department
  • Revise your list of vocational directions/options (as best you know them) and the relevant skills that may be required to pursue those options.
  • Update your list of mentors within your chosen field(s) of study

References:

The Aspire Program. Carthage College, 4 Sept. 2019, https://www.carthage.edu/aspire/four-year-plan/