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History of Leadership SBM

What started 50 years ago as a need for stronger community leadership has grown into a community of
leaders almost 3,000 strong. Through leadership programs for adults and youth, Leadership SBM has been shaping the future of St. Joseph County since 1974.

About the Programs

Leadership SBM’s programs are based on a servant leadership model and encourage and prepare our participants to be leaders in their homes, community, schools and places of work. 

What you can Expect

LEARN about the successes and challenges that are happening in our community through visits to local civic, non-profit, and business organizations and hear from current community leaders and activists.

DISCERN where your gifts and passions lie: skills-building and discovery exercises are part of our programs. Our participants learn about themselves and connect with their gifts and passions to use them for the common good.

MOVE to service: upon completing a Leadership SBM program, you will be challenged to take your passions to the next level and commit to serving your community whether as a volunteer, through non-profit board service, or by taking on new roles in your workplace or school. To learn more about each program offered, click here!

2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award 

For 50 Years, Our Alumni have been Creating Positive Change.

 Congratulations Laquisha Jackson, Signature Class 49, 2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient 

Laquisha Jackson, the visionary founder of Hope for the Hungry embodies the principles of servant leadership and is an active advocate for positive change in the community. She stands out as a beacon of hope, bringing peace and joy to those she serves. Laquisha’s impact extends beyond the immediate provision of food; it encompasses a holistic approach that aims to uplift and educate the community.

Thank you, Laquisha for being such an integral part of our community and representing what it means to be a servant leader. 

Laquisha Jackson, 2024 Distinguished Alumnus, Signature Class 49

“This is an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself with like-minded, similar-valued people who you will stay with for the rest of your career and maybe life. I literally met lifelong friends.”

Steve Camilleri

Signature Program Class 32

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