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Source of Strength

Co-sponsored by LeadUH and Cougars in Recovery

This program will engage students who are in recovery from alcohol and/or other addictions through a series of leadership trainings and Cougars in Recovery events.

CIR Leadership Program Philosophy

The three pillars the SOS program is grounded in are leadership, community, and academics.

SOS is a leadership development program designed for CIR community leaders. The purpose of SOS is for participants to cultivate, strengthen, and refine their leadership potential, interpersonal effectiveness and self-confidence. Through involvement in SOS, students can expect a stronger sense of community among their peers. Similarly, participating students can anticipate growth in skills that will enhance the success in their academics.

Mentee Learning Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the SOS Leadership Program, mentees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal effectiveness (communication, interpersonal relationships)
  • Develop life skills (time management, study skills, etc.)
  • Explore their career path by discovering their interests and opportunities for the future
  • Exhibit increased confidence in self-efficacy

Benefits of Participation

There are many benefits to being an active member of the SOS Leadership Program:

  • Learn more about yourself and your abilities as a leader
  • Make new friends and build your UH network
  • Enhance your recovery foundation
  • Build your resume and networking abilities
  • Earn a place in the Outdoor Leadership Program
  • Be recognized at the annual Graduation Celebration

In order to participate in SOS, students must be a member of the Cougars in Recovery community. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the program, please contact John Shiflet.