The Cargill Junior Leadership program is a seven-month program designed and implemented by the Leadership Springdale Alumni Association. The program introduces ninth grade students from each junior high in Springdale to personal growth opportunities. Junior Leadership challenges each participant to enhance their self-esteem, discover and begin to learn what leadership is, to strengthen their desire and confidence, and to explore career path options. Participants, who are selected by school counselors, meet once a month for seven months. The curriculum explores key aspects of the community as well as fundamental leadership and team building concepts. Session days include such topics as Diversity, Springdale City Government, Quality of Life, Current Events, Business & Industry, Arts & Humanities, Health Care and Human Services.