City of Kemah Partners with Stewart Elementary to Grow Leaders

City of Kemah Partners with Stewart Elementary to Grow Leaders
Posted on 03/18/2019
Stewart Leader in MeLaVace Stewart Elementary School will soon welcome The Leader In Me Program onto the campus thanks to longtime partner and supporter, the City of Kemah. In a recent City Council meeting, councilmembers voted to underwrite the program for Stewart and budget $10,000 in the coming year for the start-up of the program. The City’s intent is to budget an additional $40,000 over the next four years, which is subject to the annual renewed approval by the City’s active council.

The Leader In Me program aligns with Clear Creek ISD’s strategic plan, most specifically to “ensure each student understands and is prepared to assume his or her role as a productive citizen.” The District is in its third year of progressively implementing The Leader In Me Program at its schools. The program, grounded in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is a school-wide transformation that develops the next generation of leaders with its focus on culture, academics and leadership.

The program incorporates quality tools and educational best practices. Financial support is made up of District and campus funds and is substantially subsidized by generous sponsorships from community partners like the City of Kemah. This support allows for the purchase of coaching and professional learning for staff, student and family materials, measurable results assessments and surveys and program licensing.

“It is not often that an opportunity like this comes along, having the ability to meaningfully impact hundreds of children by equipping them to become successful and engaged members of our community,” said City of Kemah Mayor Carl Joiner.
Stewart Elementary School will begin implementing The Leader In Me during the 2019-2020 school year. More than 800 students will soon have a unique skillset to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, express their viewpoints persuasively and more.

“Because of their long history of support and friendship with our school, we have always considered the City of Kemah to be a member of the family,” said Dr. Britani Moses, Principal of Stewart Elementary. “We are so honored by the City’s generous commitment to underwrite this empowering program for Stewart Elementary.”

The Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) partners with the District to help fund a portion of program costs as well as identify future partners to support the expansion of the program at additional schools. CCEF sponsored the launch of the first two programs at Falcon Pass Elementary and Armand Bayou Elementary schools.
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