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Leadership & Service Learning

Lead4Change gives students a jump start into the real world of leadership by offering comprehensive lessons aligned to standards and 21st century skills. But what excites students and teachers alike are the opportunities to put leadership skills into action in their communities.

Classroom learning comes to life for middle and high students in Lead4Change. This hands-on leadership experience is applied to projects that help alleviate a community need such as hunger or other community needs. Throughout the Lead4Change lessons, hunger is the example used. Replace hunger with your chosen focus area. Students select their project work and partner with a 501c3 charity to complete their project.

Yum! Brands’ David Novak turned his knowledge of running a Fortune 500 company, Yum! Brands, into a novel leadership learning experience for middle and high school students called Lead4Change. One of the few leadership programs available to this age group, Lead4Change helps students gain real-world skills like project management and teamwork, while alleviating hunger or other needs in their communities.

Lead4Change is also accepted and endorsed by student and teacher organizations including:

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Future Health Professionals (HOSA)
  • DECA
  • Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE)

and widely used in over 1,000 classrooms and supported in hundreds of school districts including:

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • New York City Public Schools
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Jefferson County Public Schools, KY
  • Dallas Independent School District

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