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Lead4Change is a leadership program
where students make BIG things happen.

How To Participate

Students Lead.
Lives are Changed.

At the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program, we know, as an educator, you strive to meet current education standards and most important to you is your students’ growth and learning. A Leadership Curriculum with a Community Service Framework can help achieve the results.  Lead4Change works well in a virtual environment and in class or club time.  Based on the best-selling book, Taking People With You by Yum! Brands Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO David Novak, Lead4Change empowers students act, serve and make BIG things happen. Join the leadership movement today!

What is Lead4Change?

Lead4Change is a Leadership Curriculum with a Community Service Framework that produces real change in 6-12 graders.
* Close to 2 million students have road tested Lead4Change since 2012.

What's in it for students?

It all starts with Lesson 1 – Be Your Best Self. Leadership ‘lessons for life put into practice’ by changing their community or school. Register and be a part of the community of educators transforming the student education experience.

Why should educators participate?

The Lead4Change curriculum provides a detailed plan for integrating leadership training and community service into your 6-12 grade classroom – or virtually through distance learning. We believe you and your students deserve the best education solutions that are proven, easy and FREE.

How the Program Works

To learn more about Lead4Change, click the link below to see a short video. Ready to use lesson plans for Educators and Students work great in any learning environment. Lessons are aligned with current education standards including SEL, PBL, Literacy, 21st Century Skills. Integration Guides  show the lesson fit for CTE, STEAM, Gifted Education and core subject areas — English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art. Enter students’ work in the Lead4Change Challenge and win grants for their school or community.

“Lead4Change is a catalyst to merge education, leadership, and service. This trifecta makes me excited about the hope and promise of the world we live in. The Lead4Change program allows me to combine my two passions – service and student organizations. Watching my students grow from caring individuals to civil servants is priceless. The Leadership component provides the necessary training needed to build strong leaders that care about others and ultimately make this world a better place. It is a win-win!”
Jennifer Beckham, Teacher, Seneca High School, Louisville, KY
Allison Silverman
When I teach this program my students tell me, "We learned how important it is to utilize your team members strengths to strengthen your team. We learned how we don't have to be better then each other we just have to keep getting better at being us. We learned how we need to find ways to support each other and to encourage everyone to share ideas because they are all valuable to the end result. "
Allison Silverman, Teacher, Port Chester Middle School, New York

Recent News

Lead4Change Honors Student Teams for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Students learned and practiced leadership skills while addressing issues in their schools and communities. Broadlands, VA, March 15, 2022 – Today, 32 middle school and high school teams have been selected as…
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Lead4Change Honors Student Teams for Leadership and Service Work
Students developed leadership skills and addressed issues such as mental health, social injustice,  homelessness and hunger.  NEWARK, Del., June 10, 2021 – Today, 46 middle school and high school teams have been…
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Lead4Change Honors Student Teams Leading Change in Local Communities
Students developed leadership skills and addressed issues such as food insecurity, kindness and supplies and activities during the pandemic.  NEWARK, Del., March 16, 2021 – Today, 31 middle school and high school…
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What is Lead4Change?

A Video overview of the Lead4Change student leadership program, what it is, and why it is the nation’s fastest-growing free leadership program, attracting more than 1.8 million students in schools and clubs across all 50 states since 2012.

How to become the best leader you can be

Hear from David Novak about leadership and the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program

Get a Sample Lesson!

Share your email address and we will send a sample lesson right over. You will receive the Student Lesson Plan for Lesson 1.