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What’s a DWB?

We train and challenge students to live into their leadership potential.

We train and challenge students to live into their leadership potential.

STLF recently hosted our two winter training events for college students. (You may have experienced one for yourself.) These events are called DWB North and DWB South. DWB is an abbreviation for the name sake of the retreat, David Winton Bell. Functionally, North and South have the same content; we host the retreat in two different geographical locations to make it easier for students coming from different states to attend.

At every DWB we tell the story of how the retreat was named. A woman named Lucy saw in STLF the same vibrancy, energy, and drive that she had loved in her brother, David. Lucy committed to help STLF reveal those traits in other young people. We named the retreat “DWB” in honor of David’s legacy and because he embodied our vision; young people actively pursuing and expressing servant leadership.

As STLF grows and takes on new opportunities to reveal leadership, one of our great challenges is to stay true to our culture of student initiated leadership. STLF is a movement of young people committed to meeting the needs of our communities and stepping forward to take on responsibility for positive change and to serve as leaders.

It’s our conviction that we could call our leadership training event by the initials of any STLF alum or supporter. We’re all committed to the same things: seeing young people become increasingly insightful, ethical, empathetic, and impactful leaders. Thank you for the many ways in which you are revealing leadership.

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