Henry County Schools to Introduce “The Leader in Me” Youth Program Next Year

Henry County Schools to introduce "The Leader in Me" youth program next year

Cotton Indian Elementary School, in Stockbridge, will be the first Henry County school to incorporate “The Leader in Me” program next year. This program is based on Steven Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The program will be tailored to appeal to elementary-aged children, focusing on boosting self-confidence and establishing crucial 21st-century skills.

The program will launch January of 2016, with Cotton Indian Elementary School’s 700-plus student body. The Henry Council for Quality Growth is showing their support for the program by covering all financial obligations. The cost of the program is $55 per student.

Members of the Quality Growth Education and Quality of Life Committees from the Council for Quality Growth worked with “The Leader in Me” representatives, school administrative staff, and school board members in planning this new approach.

This new path for Henry County schools will first be introduced as a pilot program at Cotton Indian and then more schools in the county depending on its effectiveness.

I want to thank the Henry Council for Quality Growth for their involvement in making Henry County a better place to live and giving our youth great opportunities to become leaders. I think that this program will be great for our county’s youth, and I look forward to seeing this program come to life next January.

Source: Henry Herald