A new small business, Firefly Adventures, is hosting classes, workshops and retreats on character and leadership development at a Western-style farm in LaPorte.
Jeanie Shuck, an Indiana University graduate who's working toward a master's degree in education at Plymouth State University, founded the business, whose motto is "where leaders light up."
"At Fireﬂy Adventures LLC, we believe that leadership, etiquette, and character development are one and the same," Shuck said in a press release. "We oﬀer experiential programs in all three to help light up young people and adults alike. Fireﬂy oﬀers experiential character and leadership development workshops, retreats, classes and camps for the youth and adults of the Northwest Indiana area."
Her goal is to get students to "incorporate the value of respect, honesty, integrity, and empathy into everyday life."
"Through cultivating the awareness that everyday actions matter, one develops a deeper sense of pride in who they are and who they want to become," she said.
Firefly Adventures plans to host its first annual women's day retreat, The Firefly Experience, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 on the Firefly Farm at 329 South 700 West in LaPorte. The retreat for woman 18 and up "will create a space for you that encourages a sense of calmness and allows for personal reﬂection, growth, and connection with others like you."
Firefly Adventures also plans to host a "Merry Manners Class: The Holiday Guide to Dining and Conversation Manners for Young Adults" from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. In addition to dinner table etiquette, subjects that will be taught through discussion and role-playing include being an engaging conversationalist and an active listener.
For more information, visit ﬁreﬂy-adventure.com.