For Families and Community

Your Child is a Leader!

Leader in Me can provide your child the essential skills and tools to discover their purpose in life, uncover their core values, and reach their highest potential.

Leader in Me can provide your child with a path to improve the soft skills needed to be effective in life. Soft skills include collaboration, problem-solving, consideration, and prioritizing. These skills are critical to being effective with college, career and citizenship.

Leader in Me creates a school culture where students are immersed in leadership, engaged in their learning, and empowered to lead.

Why is Leader in Me great for YOUR child?

New to Leader in Me?

To learn more about the Leader in Me for your child’s school:

  • Visit Leader in Me Schools
  • Attend a Leadership Day at a Leader in Me School
  • Read The Leader in Me paperback
  • Start a book study with other parents at your child’s school using The Leader in Me paperback

The Leader in Me: How Schools Around the World are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time

Family Resources

Parent Guide
Learn about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. There are fun and engaging activities to help you embed the Habits into your life at home.

Recommended Reading for Families
Children’s Literature that Reinforce the 7 Habits of Happy Kids

7 Habits of Happy Kids Tree

Leader in Me Schoolyard for Students

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What Students are Saying About Leader in Me:

“Everyone has a leader in themselves but Leader in Me helped me to discover it” ~ Cedar Valley Student Leader

“Because I’m putting first things first, Leader in Me gives me a reason to comer right home and get started on my homework or a big project” ~ Cedar Valley Student Leader

What Parents are Saying About Leader in Me:

“When our five-year-old son started coming home and using catchphrases like “win-win” and “begin with the end in mind,” it hit home with me.” ~ Cedar Valley Leader in Me Parent

Leader in Me

Leader in Me is an international initiative sponsored by FranklinCovey and based on the seminal work of Dr. Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Leader in Me is a school-wide process dedicated to transforming the leadership culture and performance at the schools.

Becoming a leader should not be an opportunity for just some students, but for ALL students. Dr. Stephen Covey defines leadership as a choice, not a position. Our educators are primed to help ALL students choose to be leaders in a nurturing environment that provides them the necessary authentic learning and leadership opportunities, while identifying and cultivating their special gifts and talents. Coupled with explicit teaching and practice of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, our young people have the opportunity to develop the essential soft skills needed for a life of effectiveness.

All of our Leader Valley Leader in Me schools embed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, identify the gifts and talents of all students, and provide authentic and meaningful leadership roles and opportunities to learn about leadership. Leader in Me has four principle focuses:
– Developing essential soft skills in all students
– Identifying and nurturing the gifts and talents of all students
– Providing authentic and leadership opportunities for all students
– Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Looking to get involved?

Let’s talk! Leader Valley is a collaborative partnership with Cedar Valley schools, businesses, and the community.

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“The community is only as strong as the children and the young people that we’re growing in the community. So if the businesses aren’t going to make the investment in the success of the children that we have, then our community won’t be as strong as it could be.”
Mary Driscoll, CUNA Mutual