Gulfstream Expands Student Leadership Program to Appleton, Wisconsin

Thu, June 04, 2015

Gulfstream recently announced a partnership among its Appleton, Wisconsin, facility, the Appleton Area School District and the local community to bring the Student Leadership Program (SLP) to high schools in Appleton.

Gulfstream established SLP in 2008 through a partnership with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System in Savannah, home to Gulfstream headquarters, with the goal of preparing students to be future leaders. Since that time, SLP in Chatham County has grown to include more than 600 students annually and 120 community advisors from local businesses including Gulfstream. Many of the graduates have continued on to a variety of roles in the business community, the military and higher education. SLP was expanded to the community around Gulfstream’s Brunswick, Georgia, facility in 2014.

“Gulfstream has seen the success of the Student Leadership Program in Georgia, from the students who participate to the businesses that are eager to get involved. That success has paved the way for this expansion,” said Mark Knall, vice president and general manager, Gulfstream Appleton. “Gulfstream employees are always eager to support community outreach projects. SLP-Appleton is a great venue for our employees to help students in the area navigate their way to a successful future.”

Gulfstream and the Appleton Area School System will collaborate with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and local businesses on the SLP-Appleton initiative. The goal of the program is to help students develop leadership skills and discover the opportunities available to them after they graduate from high school. SLP-Appleton’s curriculum will also include site visits to local businesses and industries to expose the participating students to the many careers available to them in their communities.

Gulfstream Appleton is home to a completions center for large-cabin aircraft, which includes the G450, G550, G650 and G650ER, and a service center that provides major service and modifications for all Gulfstream aircraft. More than 900 employees work at the nearly 300,000-square-foot facility. Gulfstream encourages companies in the Appleton area to participate in SLP by hosting on-site career education opportunities, serving as mentors and event volunteers, and advising and publicizing the initiative within their professional networks. Businesses interested in participating should contact Chris Nowicki, Community Relations specialist, Gulfstream, at (912) 251-1562 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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