"As a graduate and now a volunteer, I have witnessed and experienced how Connect shapes and changes lives. I have seen how ordinary individuals, with a sense of community service and a desire to give back, have realized that they have the power to be change agents in our community. Once that force is unleashed, great things happen and the character and strength of our community continues to be enhanced because of Connect."
-David Little, BlueCreek Investment Partners, Connect 10, Impact 3
The Connect program runs August through March with participants meeting one or two times per month, usually between the hours of 7:00am – 7:00pm. Young professionals are exposed to exemplary leaders from the major sectors of Huntsville and Madison County. The program days include the following areas of discussion and topics:
Connect recruits young professionals under 40 from every sector in the community. Class members are selected by a committee of Connect graduates , local leaders and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Board Members. Selection is based on high standards of personal integrity, record of achievement in community activities, desire to increase community involvement, the ability to set and attain goals as demonstrated by significant career/personal /community achievement, and the commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program. Connect classes usually include 35 to 40 participants representing a cross-section of the population.