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09/18/2020
 

Celebrating Student Leaders!

 
NEWARK, Del., March 10, 2020 – Today, 31 middle school and high school teams have been selected as winners of the Lead4Change Challenge.

The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program teaches students leadership lessons which include skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Students work to develop a service project that addresses a need in their community using these skills.

The top seven teams each earned a $10,000 grant for a nonprofit of their choice.

Lead4Change is the nation’s fastest-growing privately funded student leadership program. More than 1.5 million students across all 50 states have had the opportunity to grow as leaders through Lead4Change’s free curriculum.

The lessons align to educational standards, including Literacy, Social Emotional Learning and Project-Based Learning. Prizes were divided among Lead4Change Certified Schools, recognizing multi-year participation in the program, and non-certified schools.

The two grand prize recipient teams from certified schools are:

  • Grassfield High School, “The Can-Do’s” team, Chesapeake, Virginia – The team of Leadership, FBLA and DECA students led a variety of activities, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and neighborhood food drives, exceeding their goal of collecting 10,000 cans.

    Teacher David Thaw says, “The students quickly learn that when they set big goals and challenge themselves to do great things, they not only benefit themselves as leaders but more importantly, they benefit the community we serve.”

  • Port Chester Middle School, “PC Hunger Fighters,” Port Chester, New York – Based on the sustainable development goals outlined by the United Nations, the summer school team chose to tackle food insecurity by creating vertical gardens at their local community garden.

    Teacher Allison Silverman says, “We are already working on our next projects and getting a meeting together to see how we can grow this program for next summer.”
 
Need to know...
 
  • Have you seen our newly released Research Study? We are excited to have evidence-based data supporting the learning outcomes of Lead4Change. See complete details here

  • Meet Lead4Change team members at an upcoming conference:
    • March 9-10 New England League of Middle Schools Rhode Island
    • March 13-16 ASCD Empower 2020 Los Angeles
    • March 18 NYC DOE District 75 New York City
    • March 25-29 Homeschool Expo Online

  • Do you need information from a previous newsletter? Would you like to share the newsletter with another educator? Find all previous newsletters here

  • ILA 2020 Conference | Shaping the Future of Literacy Join the International Literacy Association and fellow educators this October in Columbus, OH, for the ILA 2020 Conference!
    • Attendees will look at everything from evidence-based strategies for identifying and addressing reading difficulties to naming and overcoming nonacademic barriers to literacy learning, through multiple lenses. ILA 2020 offers forward-thinking professional development and over 500 sessions, panels, and hands-on workshops. Learn more and register at ilaconference.org.
 
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