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The Institute for Leadership & Purpose

Upcoming Events

The Institute for Leadership & Purpose is committed to building a comprehensive program that reaches Calvert School students, parents, faculty, and staff in meaningful ways. These events reflect our commitment to a holistic program that inspires, educates, and empowers all stakeholders. Together, we are raising leaders for tomorrow. 

List of 4 events.

  • Cool Schools Plunge

    2020 marks our fourth year supporting the Polar Bear Plunge and the Special Olympics of Maryland. This service initiative is inspired by Oliver C. '20, his sister Sutton, and the Clark family’s passion for educating and bringing awareness to the needs of those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • ILP Speaker Series: Raising Leaders

    Jay Parker is a senior administrator at Calvert School who oversees the leadership development and community engagement programs for the school’s K-8 program. He is trained school counselor, seasoned classroom teacher, and dedicated outdoor educator with over two decades of experience. He is passionate about inspiring all students to see themselves as leaders. 
    His talk will focus on Raising Leaders at Calvert School, a companion presentation to his (cool) Progeny piece shared across Baltimore in October 2018.
    “Raising leaders is an aspirational mission, but one we undertake because we believe in our culture, our teachers, and, most importantly, our students. Moreover, we know that in our changing world, we need empathic, collaborative, and inclusive citizens who lead lives of purpose.”
  • "Wolfpack" Leadership Panel

    Our Women in Leadership Panel is the companion Speaker Series event aligned with our March 27, ILP Middle School Leadership Summit. This spring’s event is centered on Abby Wambach’s new book Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game and highlights young women’s leadership. The goal of the spring leadership summit is to:
    Empower middle school students to recognize gender inequities in society and to be change agents in closing these gaps.

    This evening event will be guided by the theme of Wolfpack, and welcome parents and children together to hear from Baltimore leaders on this important issue.
  • John L. “Luke” Stone Leadership Speaker Series: Andre Robert Le

    John L. “Luke” Stone
    Leadership Speaker Series


    Andre Robert Lee 
    Filmmaker, Activist, Educator, Director of “The Prep School Negro”


    The John L. ‘Luke’ Stone ‘86 Leadership Speaker Series, supported by the Kahlert Foundation, will launch in the 2019-2020 school year at Calvert.
    André Robert Lee has taken a very interesting path to the world of entertainment. Upon completion of undergrad at Connecticut College, André came to New York City on a fellowship to teach in the Central Park East Secondary School’s Senior Institute. There he taught “The Life and Works of Toni Morrison”, “The African American Autobiography” and “Documentary Filmmaking.” After teaching in East Harlem and the completion of a Master’s Degree, he went on to work at the Ford Foundation where he discovered the world of Independent Filmmaking through grant making.

    André’s resume includes, New York City Public Schools, The Ford Foundation, Miramax Films, Urbanworld, Film Movement, Diana Ross, BET, Universal, HBO, Picturehouse, and Dreamworks. André directed and produced The Prep School Negro. He has visited hundreds of high schools, colleges, universities and conferences with the workshop and is booked through 2019. André also served as producer on the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I? He received a Fellowship in 2013 from Colorlines.com, a division of Race Forward, and was tasked with Directing and Producing the 12-month series Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men. André also directed an episode of the Webby-nominated digital series “The Election Effect” with Shine Global for Paramount Network. He is currently in development for a narrative feature film about the life of Bayard Rustin. André also teaches Filmmaking at the Germantown Friends School where he is working to develop a film program for Middle and Upper School.
In addition to the various activities listed above, Middle School students will participate in outdoor educational activities in the fall.  

Upcoming Events:

List of 4 events.

Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.

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