Leader Valley Announces New Leadership & Legacy Scholarship Program for Minority Students

WATERLOO, IA – January 17, 2023 – Leader Valley is excited to announce a new Leadership & Legacy Scholarship for Minority Students that will benefit high school students throughout the Cedar Valley with plans to attend college. Established by CBE Companies (CBE) Owner and Chairman Tom Penaluna and his wife Ginger, this scholarship will fund and [...]

By |2023-01-16T15:23:32-06:00January 16th, 2023|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News|Comments Off on Leader Valley Announces New Leadership & Legacy Scholarship Program for Minority Students

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 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

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

Orange Elementary School Feature

We are thankful for the opportunity to work with 23 schools in the Cedar Valley region. This month's school feature is Orange Elementary School. Each month, we have the opportunity to ask questions to schools in our region about the impact of Leader Valley and Leader in Me. What paradigms are integral to creating [...]

By |2021-02-19T14:33:23-06:00February 17th, 2021|Cedar Valley, Leader in Me, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Orange Elementary School Feature

Reade and Trask Complete Associate Certified Coach Certification

We are excited to share that Leader Valley Executive Director, Melissa Reade and Leader Valley Facilitator, Teri Trask, recently completed their Associate Certified Coach certification. This 18-month process included in-person classes, independent study, virtual learning, demonstration of coaching skills, group coaching, individual coaching, and a comprehensive application and evaluation process. https://youtu.be/cQykv5mbaRI Executive Coaching is [...]

By |2021-01-20T21:52:01-06:00January 20th, 2021|Cedar Valley, News|Comments Off on Reade and Trask Complete Associate Certified Coach Certification
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