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Serve2Lead Impact Challenge

Saturday, March 6, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Center for Arts and Performance | * REGISTER NOW *

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Saturday, March 6, 2021
Center for Arts and Performance
Schwan Concert Hall

Event Background
The Serve2Lead Impact Challenge debuted in 2019 as a unique way to encourage students to make a difference in the community. Each and every day there are opportunities for us to make a difference in the lives of those we come in contact with. God doesn't need our good works, but our neighbors do! Our cities and communities are full of nonprofit organizations that are striving to make a difference in the lives of many. In addition, there are groups and individuals in our cities who are facing challenging times and need support, encouragement, and resources to overcome those challenges.

Overview of the Competition
Students in Wisconsin Lutheran College's Christian Leadership Certificate Program can serve as a team captain and organize a team of three to eight WLC students and create a Servant Leadership Impact Plan to impact the community in a positive way. Written plans are submitted to a competition committee for approval to move to round two, where teams convert their written plan into a five-minute pitch presentation. All teams come together on the competition day and pitch their plans in a Shark Tank-style format in front of a live audience and a panel of judges who provide comments, questions, and critiques for the team. Winning teams are announced, then they have eight weeks to implement their plan. The whole experience provides valuable life skills and is intended to inspire the students to continue to use their gifts and talents to serve others throughout their lives.

What are Teams Competing For?
Teams are competing for several grants that range from $2,500 to $5,000 to implement their Servant Leadership Impact Plan.

Event Support
This event is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Neumann Companies
Platinum Sponsor: Catalyst Construction
Supporting Sponsor: Christian Women's Leadership Circle

Attend the Impact Challenge Finals
You are invited to attend the Serve2Lead Impact Challenge Finals to:

  • Listen to the teams pitch their Servant Leadership Impact Plan to positively impact the community in a Shark Tank-style format,
  • Rank your favorite teams and engage with the students, and
  • Support our amazing students!

Event Schedule
4:00-4:15 p.m. Welcome and introductions
4:30-5:15 p.m.  Impact Challenge Presentations - Shark Tank Format
5:15-5:45 p.m.  Special presentation
5:45-6:00 p.m.  Awards presentation

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this is a free event. Register now.

If you have questions or would like sponsorship information, please contact Jeremy Bock, Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership at or call 414.443.8935.


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