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Investing in the next generation of leaders
For S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A’s founder, serving customers and serving the community were equally important — and he was particularly passionate about preparing young people to become the next generation of civic and business leaders with a servant’s heart.
The Chick-fil-A Fellows program is built upon that goal. Approximately 30 college students from around the country — including the True Inspiration Scholarship recipients — are invited each year to become Fellows. They are leaders both inside and outside of school, and, they have a desire to make a difference.
During the 10-month program, Fellows attend a kick-off event in Atlanta, participate in monthly video curriculum on leadership development, attend four quarterly digital meet-ups with the entire Fellows class, and engage regularly with their Chick-fil-A staff mentor. By the end of the program the Fellows are equipped to think about leadership in a whole new way. And, have the skills they need to lead themselves and impact people in their communities and beyond.
This has been one of the most impactful programs of my life, and I hope to leave a legacy for my family and for the world.
Rubin Barksdale, 2018 Chick-fil-A Fellow
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2018 Chick-fil-A Fellow