Cadets at The Citadel are finding out that before you can lead, you must follow and serve.
About 2,000 cadets, active duty and veteran students are taking part in Leadership Day on Wednesday.
They are heading out to help at the Lowcountry Food Bank on Azalea Drive, Burns Elementary School on Dorchester Road in North Charleston, and to clean up athletic fields on West Oak Forest Drive for the Miracle League, a community-supported baseball league for children and adults with mental and physical challenges.
It's the second year the military college has held the day-long leadership program. The idea is to foster learning outside the classroom by helping the community.
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