Just like the community renewal concept is working to forge relationships between residents in local neighborhoods, a locker leader program at Shawnee Middle School is teaching today's youth how to be good citizens.

Travis Flood from Community Renewal spoke briefly about the effort during Monday's school board meeting.

The locker leader program means that students work to make friends with those who have lockers around them. They treat nearby locker mates like “neighbors” and work to build relationships, with the effort teaching the students how to be good people and leaders too.