The Class of 2022 had their final Challenge Day at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Longhouse in Kingston May 6, 2022. Gina Steiner (LK09), member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe welcomed the class. It was a day of introspection and a call to serve.

Board Member Dedra Miller (LK15) led the class in a review of our Positive Leadership curriculum. Class reflections were based on the seven capacities of authenticity, purpose, advocacy, resilience, community building, reason, and gratitude.

Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association Chair Jeffrey Menge (LK17) facilitated a “Called to Serve” panel discussion with Harriette Bryant (LK05), Steve Gardner (LK20), and Steve Rice. After spending the year learning about our community, meeting sector leaders, and participating in a community service project, the class was asked, “What’s next?”  The panel discussed serving on non-profit boards, county and Olympic College advisory committees, running for election, and serving as mentors through the AVID and OurGEMS programs. Philanthropy was also discussed as another way of giving back.

Throughout the year teams competed in a scavenger hunt that took them to locations across Kitsap County. The hunt offered the opportunity for team building, camaraderie, and to learn more about our community. Prizes were awarded to the top two teams for their creativity and teamwork!

Personal Reflections Day was a meaningful way to end our year. One participant shared, “It has been a gift to be able to spend this time developing my skills and connecting with other leaders in my community.”

Thank you to our Challenge Day sponsor Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.