Who Will You Become?

What Kind of Leader Will You Be?
Leadership doesn't come easily for everyone. It’s often more comfortable to stay under the radar. Some people think they may be natural leaders—but may not yet be naturally good at leadership. Without effective leaders, change is nearly impossible. We need skilled leaders to inspire us, to remind us of our goals and to give us the confidence and courage to face big challenges.
 
At Gann, we want to make it easy for students to know what it’s like to be a leader and to think seriously about what being an effective leader means. With 40 teams, more than 20 different clubs and dozens of initiatives in any given year, all students will have many opportunities to be the leader of a particular activity or organization and to sit on committees to help plan important programs.

From the Head of School

High school is a profound time for young adults because they begin to develop serious habits of mind and serious beliefs about what the purpose is in what they are doing. At the core of Gann's mission is when students begin to discover purpose and meaning in their own lives.
Rabbi Marc Baker, Head of School

Leadership Opportunities

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB)
Gann is honored to be one of two sites for the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB), an innovative teen leadership initiative for Jewish high school students throughout greater Boston. An elite experience for both Gann and non-Gann students, the JTFGB offers students the opportunity to make a profound impact on their community through building and running a grant-making Foundation Board. More information about the program may be found at the CJP website

Student Government
Gann's Student Council fosters connections among students, student organizations, faculty and administration. The officers and grade representatives of Student Council bring a well-formed and professional student voice to school life that assists the administration in meeting students' needs. By advocating for student interests and designing their own original programming, Student Council works to create a more vibrant, unique and welcoming community.
Va'ad Hamishpat
Student leaders elected to Va'ad Hamishpat focus on community matters and conduct.

Gann Leaders Program

The Jewish Student Life office helps interested students assume leadership roles in the Gann community. Student leaders are present at the Freshman Orientation and All School Retreat welcoming new students. They speak at and help facilitate Gann's Open House, Step Up Day, assist with admissions tours and sit on a variety of committees to help plan programming for their peers.

Clubs & Organizations

Gann's many student clubs and organizations provide opportunities for fun, friendship and working toward a shared goal. Students organize more than 25 different clubs and organizations, including Student Council, Mock Trial, Israel Awareness Club, Tikkun Olam ("repairing the world") Club, Environment Club, Yearbook, Literary Magazine, Ski & Snowboarding Club, Va'ad Hamishpat (Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee), Prom Committee, Games Club and Model UN. Visit the clubs page for a more complete list of clubs.
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