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ATHENA Student Leadership Program at MVC

The ATHENA Student Leadership Program at Moreno Valley College (MVC) is designed to assist students in developing leadership and career related skills. With a goal of preparing students for leadership in higher education and beyond, the ATHENA Student Leadership Program aims to enhance and strengthen "transferable skills". The Program provides a foundation for students to become confident, aware, and engaged citizens facilitating academic success, civic responsibility, and the opportunity for achieving career goals.


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Learning Outcomes for participants


  • Learn how to "be" a leader with a focus on quality and character
  • Gain leadership competence necessary for success in college and beyond
  • Explore personal leadership attributes relative to the ATHENA Leadership Model
  • Apply ATHENA leadership principles through experiential learning
  • Map out a pathway for leadership growth in college and career
  • Have the opportunity to build bridges across professional sectors and generations


ATHENA Principles

Understanding who you are - your values, beliefs, and thoughts.
Honoring your uniqueness. Accepting personal responsibility for your actions.

Challenge yourself to be open and to listen to what may be new and unfamiliar.
Expanding and developing your knowledge, skills, and experiences. Teaching others.

Supporting and acting on your passion for people, causes, or ideas.
Creating an unstoppable force for the greater good.

Standing up and standing firm in the face of fear.
Taking risks to speak the truth or challenge the way things have been done.

Reaching beyond what you can achieve on your own.
Working in unison with others, while celebrating diverse points of view, ideas, and actions.

Connecting with and embracing others.
Appreciating the gifts and talents of others in your life.

Serving the greater good.
Committing to help your personal community of family, friends, and peers as well as the global village at large.

Appreciate and acknowledge your accomplishments.
Looking forward to your life with a sense of hope and purpose.


The ATHENA Student Leadership Program is a semester long program. Moreno Valley College enrolled students are expected to fully participate and attend each session. ATHENA International's Leadership Initiative is designed to engage and inspire students to not only see themselves as leaders, but to gain skills necessary for successful leadership in the 21st Century. The program is comprised of 8 modules based on ATHENA International principles.


Contact Us

If you have questions about this program, don't hesitate to contact the Student Activities office.