City Councilman Weston Lindemann is preparing students to become business leaders through his mentorship program at Meridian High School.
“At Meridian High they have a ninth-grade class that’s focused on leadership. I was actually talking to people in the business community, and we decided it would be a good idea to kick off a program that would be centered around skills like leadership,” said Lindemann.
Through the program students will learn leadership skills by meeting various members of the community who will share their stories about how they achieved success.
“Basically, we’re going to have the kids get together and do a business plan shark-tank style, where they’ll present to the group of investors.”
Only 20 years old, Lindemann says it’s good for students to see young role models in the community.
“For me, being such a young councilman, I learned early on that you just have to have that vision for yourself and find a way to make your dreams come true and it’ll all work out.”
He believes the program will benefit not just students, but also Meridian.
“We have a need for a growing business community here. I would love nothing more to know that several years down the line that I inspired one of the great business leaders in our own community.”