Longacre Elementary Receives Grant for Leadership Program
Longacre Elementary School recently received a grant from the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families to support their “Leader in Me” training program, which integrates Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People throughout the school.
The “Leader in Me” model emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child's full potential. The “Seven Habits” are woven into daily lessons. Students are encouraged to be leaders and parents are urged to teach their children the habits at home. The children are taught a laundry list of leadership traits: Be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; sharpen the saw; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and, of course, think win-win. With a mission to promote the growth of organized philanthropy that enriches the quality of life in the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, the “Leader in Me” program is exactly the type of initiative that the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families looks to support.
“We were so excited to hear we were going to receive this grant, and are so grateful for the support of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families toward our 'Leader in Me' program,” said Barbara Elson, principal at Longacre Elementary School. “This program is a great tool to encourage teachers and staff to discover and bring about the leader that lies within every child.”
Since its inception, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families has awarded almost $500,000 in grants to organizations in Farmington and Farmington Hills that enhance the lives of all our residents.