The Leader in Me is a schoolwide transformational process being implemented in over 2000 elementary and middle schools across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world. Schools that have fully applied The Leader in Me process are reporting direct and indirect imopacts in the three general areas of leadership skills, school culture, and academics.
The Leader in Me is based on the FranklinCovey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The principles and concepts related to leadership are scaled and implemented within a school culture, transforming teachers, staff, students and families, empowering them with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
The Leader in Me starts with the premise - that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader - and therefore shapes the views of staff to value and develop the whole child.
The Leader in Me integrates leadership development into existing school programs, curricula, and traditions in a seamless way. More than a program, The Leader in Me serves as a foundational operating system for the school, improving relationships, transforming culture, and motivating staff members and students.
The Leader in Me impacts all stakeholders starting first with the staff of the school, then moving out to students, their families and the community at large. The Inside-Out Approach is the key ingredient to successfully creating positive change.
St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, in partnership with the Keith and Ginger Myers Family Foundation and the Schumacher Family Foundation have brought The Leader in Me to eight elementary schools in St. Landry Parish, with the anticipation of bringing more on board in the future.
The Leader in Me schools in St. Landry Parish are Grolee Elementary, Highland Elementary, Lawtell Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Port Barre Elementary, Eunice Elementary, Leonville Elementary, Opelousas Head Start, Northeast Elementary, Opelousas Middle School. Ten schools representing 4,852 students.