The LEAD Program
The LEAD program stands for Leadership Empowerment And Development. With up to 6 sessions of leadership development, LITE provides leadership trainers who visit high school classes for in-person learning. From leadership and reasoning to social-emotional learning, students experience discussion, activities, and presentation of higher education leadership skills. Virtual programming is available on Zoom or Google Classrooms.
Below is the breakdown what is taught in the program and some student and teacher feedback.
LEAD PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS
Diversity, Inclusion, and Values
“This new program is a great idea! This fits directly into the state curriculum for this class." Ellet HS Teacher
"I love the way it makes the students think. Looking at their values and how they CAN be leaders." Firestone HS Teacher
"Helped me remember who I am and helped me remember to don't change who you are unless its for the better." ~ Firestone HS Student
"I love how it changed my opinion on working with people, it was great advice and I will truly never forget this and I believe it will affect me greatly in the future." ~ Ravenna HS Student
“Favorite part was the fact that students had to think and look at themselves and what kind of personality they are. I liked this program especially since this class was all seniors and most of the skills taught will be very beneficial to them if they are going to college or getting started in a career.” Firestone HS Teacher
“Favorite part was the class interaction and small group work. Empowering students with positive leadership information." Twinsburg HS Teacher
"Favorite part was how he asked how we felt" Kenmore HS Student
“The activity made me reevaluate my life” Kenmore HS Student
"10/10 would do again” Ellet HS Student
"What to improve? Go to more schools” Twinsburg HS Student
"Favorite part was the person talking and not just passing out papers” Garfield HS Student