First, a Big Thank You from Lead2Feed:
“Now more than ever, we need to build leaders for the future. Through the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, we are teaching students leadership skills they will use to find a need in their community and take action,” said David Novak. “Our recent survey found that 91 percent of Americans think teachers should integrate leadership skills in their schools’ existing curriculum. Lead2Feed helps support this by fostering the development of leadership in classrooms and beyond.”
Ogden High School, Ogden, UT (Team FCCLA C.A.N.)
Students combined lessons of healthy eating, cooking, and food collection to empower teens to make wise food and lifestyle choices. Student Crystal said “I learned through Lead2Feed that an effective leader shares responsibilities and includes everyone.”
Bagdad School, Bagdad, AZ (Team Cottage Crafters):
FCCLA and Skills USA students teamed up to apply their leadership skills to build a “sleeping cottage” for the homeless. Students planned, built and delivered a complete tiny house to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice and the United Way in Prescott, AZ. “Our hope is that we will spark a movement!” said students.
Eisenhower High School, Lawton, OK (Team Ike Ignition):
Eisenhower’s ninth grade class wanted to achieve and exceed the legacy of the school’s “All In” Lead2Feed award from last year. They took their efforts to volunteer, fundraise and educate students as well as schools across Oklahoma to alleviate hunger in their communities. The biggest takeaway for these students was learning communication, optimism, and flexibility as necessary tools for leading a team.
The Phoenix School of Discovery, Louisville, KY (Team R.I.S.E Refugees in a Safe Environment):
Team R.I.S.E. created a Bridge Building Day event to create cultural awareness and break down walls between cultures. More than 500 students formed teams and helped more than a dozen charities in the community while learning about and valuing each other.
Winton Woods Middle School, Winton Woods, OH (Team Warriors for Change):
Students set a goal to change the current culture and climate of the school so school leaders would see them as a resource for effective change. The students led a variety of projects, including renovating the wait room, creating air-scrubbing indoor gardens and collecting for the FreeStore Food Bank. As student Julian tells us, “At the beginning, I thought I would fail this class, but now I feel confident in almost any situation. The lessons taught me about being a leader and I feel better about myself.”