The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is the nation’s leading and fastest-growing free leadership program, attracting more than a million students in 5,000 schools and clubs across all 50 states. Lead2Feed is where leadership and service learning intersect for measurable results.
Inspired by Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and hunger advocate David Novak, the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program is helping to fill a gap in middle and high school education with innovative leadership lessons.
Throughout this leadership program, students will work through leadership lessons adapted from David Novak’s book, Taking People With You. Every registered educator will receive a free copy of this book, video messages from David Novak and link to our social media sites to connect and communicate with other teams in the program.
About the Lessons
The Lead2Feed lessons provide opportunities for high levels of student engagement through collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, reflection and creativity. Throughout these lessons (10 or 6-lesson track) and leadership experience, students will increase their knowledge of these leadership skills as they take action to make an impact on a need in their local or global communities. The lessons are aligned with 21st Century Skills, Literacy and Project Based Learning standards, and can be delivered in a number of settings (i.e. classrooms, student organizations and other educational programs). The Lead2Feed lessons are student-centered and designed to get students to take ownership for their learning. During this program, your role as an educator will shift from the “sage on the stage” to the “guide on the side.” You will kick-off each lesson and then let your students take initiative as they work in teams.
You will observe your students develop their leadership skills and expand their knowledge about the needs in their local and global communities. While the focus of the student projects will address or solve a need in their community, the enduring value of this program for students will be their individual development as leaders. Students will carry the skills they acquire while completing the projects with them for the rest of their lives!
The lessons are filled with examples and short descriptions to help you and your students understand how the activities can be done. While the ten or six lessons are meant to be completed as one program (and not as individual lessons), you can customize the lessons to meet the needs of your students and your class schedule. (For example, you may want to bring in a guest speaker to enrich one of the lessons or you may want to assign a reflection activity for homework.)
About the Lead2Feed Challenge
The Lead2Feed Challenge was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation to encourage middle and high school students to understand and apply their leadership skills through the opportunity to lead, create and implement team projects designed to meet a need in their community involving a public non-profit 501c3.