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Leader Valley Receives $150,000 Grant from John Deere Waterloo

Students across the Cedar Valley will benefit from Leader in Me for years to come thanks to a $150,000 John Deere Waterloo grant awarded to Leader Valley. Over the past decade, John Deere Foundation and John Deere Waterloo have provided a cumulative $708,000 to expand Leader in Me from just two schools and under 1,000 [...]

By |2022-04-06T09:40:24-05:00April 6th, 2022|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Receives $150,000 Grant from John Deere Waterloo

Saint Edward Elementary School Receives Lighthouse School Designation

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools and Leader Valley are excited to announce that Saint Edward Elementary School has been recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. This milestone designation is awarded to schools that demonstrate discerning results in the areas of leadership, culture and academics. As a Catholic school, Saint Edward Elementary has also layered [...]

By |2022-04-04T09:24:30-05:00April 4th, 2022|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Saint Edward Elementary School Receives Lighthouse School Designation

Leader Valley Twilight Golf Fundraiser

Support future Cedar Valley leaders by joining us for our inaugural twilight golf fundraiser on July 15th. With your registration, you will enjoy 9 holes of twilight golf at the beautiful Sunnyside Golf and Country Club, snacks, dinner, and a swag bag. All proceeds from this event will provide Leader in Me students in [...]

By |2022-03-21T14:04:39-05:00March 21st, 2022|Cedar Valley, Events, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Twilight Golf Fundraiser

Leader Valley March Madness

In the spirit of March Madness, our Leader Valley volunteers have teamed up to see which team can raise the most money to support our future leaders. We invite you to support our Leader in Me students by making a donation in honor of your favorite team. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:21:22-05:00March 14th, 2022|Cedar Valley, Events, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Leader Valley March Madness

Leader Valley Awarded $200,000 Grant From CUNA Mutual Group Foundation

11,000+ students in the Cedar Valley scored a big win thanks to a $200,000 CUNA Mutual Group Foundation grant awarded to Leader Valley. Thanks to the generosity of funders like CUNA Mutual Group Foundation, the majority of students in the Cedar Valley are currently benefiting from Leader in Me. These students are developing the skills [...]

By |2022-01-03T09:40:48-06:00January 4th, 2022|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Awarded $200,000 Grant From CUNA Mutual Group Foundation

Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School Feature

Schools in the Cedar Valley continue to see culture changes that foster leadership and improve GPAs. It's important to celebrate the work that is being done in our area schools to develop students' employability skills. This article features the students of Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School. Below are a collection of photos and captions to showcase [...]

By |2021-12-16T16:18:51-06:00December 16th, 2021|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School Feature

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Hosts Kickboxing Marathon to Support Leader Valley

Have you ever wanted to try kickboxing? On November 6th from 9 AM - 11:30 AM, check out Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Cedar Falls for a kickboxing marathon benefiting the Leader in Me schools across the Cedar Valley. A $20 donation to Leader Valley will get you a half-hour of kickboxing led by FXB’s talented [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:24:34-05:00September 27th, 2021|Cedar Valley, Events, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Hosts Kickboxing Marathon to Support Leader Valley

Two Area Residents Run 40 Miles Carrying 40 Pounds To Benefit Leader Valley

Derek Hamil and Zach Ladage are challenging themselves to a 40-mile ruck carrying 40 pounds to raise money for Leader Valley’s Leader in Me program.  Derek Hamil takes a selfie while training in the Cedar Valley. Derek shares, “I'll be 40 years old on October 27th and want to show my kids no [...]

By |2022-03-17T13:24:40-05:00September 27th, 2021|Cedar Valley, Events, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Two Area Residents Run 40 Miles Carrying 40 Pounds To Benefit Leader Valley

Leader Valley Welcomes New Coach Facilitator

Meet Gina Weekley! It is exciting to highlight and welcome Leader Valley's newest team member, Gina Weekley. Gina has a strong background in education and is excited to use her skills to give back to students in the community. https://youtu.be/1VPGoggfX2g   Gina shares, “I’m a product of the Cedar Valley. I look forward to [...]

By |2021-07-19T18:45:53-05:00July 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Welcomes New Coach Facilitator

Leader Valley Welcomes New Director of Fundraising & Communications

Meet Nicole Hackman It is exciting to share and welcome Leader Valley's newest team member, Nicole Hackman. Nicole graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and started her career working in fundraising and event planning in the Cedar Valley. https://youtu.be/OWbTreEd82I   Nicole shares, “I’m really excited to get started, meet everybody who is passionate [...]

By |2021-04-27T11:24:20-05:00April 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Welcomes New Director of Fundraising & Communications
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