Stretch Experience

Lan posing with promotional posters for PLLC and Beauty of the Brains

Lan hosted the Beauty of the Brains Pageant, a leadership conference for female junior high students, as part of her PLLC Stretch.

An important part of Peter Lougheed Leadership College’s (PLLC) focus on experiential learning is the Stretch Experience. This program is an intensive 200-hour leadership activity that puts scholars’ leadership skills into practice while taking them outside their comfort zones to place them in an environment that matches their personal and career goals. 

These projects are self-directed and independently designed, with approval from PLLC staff. Many students use this opportunity to explore the world, helping communities in need while experiencing a new culture. This is a mandatory, not-for-credit program element that will be evaluated on a pass-fail basis. Successful Stretch Experiences are awarded up to $5,000.

After completing their Stretch Experience, scholars may apply for the Tavender Award, which will be awarded to a scholar that has completed the objectives of the Stretch Experience and demonstrated exceptional growth and development throughout the Stretch Experience program. Visit our Awards page to read about our past winners, Kaitlyn Walcheske and Simran Gulati. 

Questions about the Stretch Experience can be directed to

Read more on the PLLC Stretch blog