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Almond Acres Charter Academy is the first school in the county to introduce a unique student leadership program, Leader in Me, for the 2018-19 school year.  

The Leader in Me initiative will integrate leadership development into existing school programs, curricula, and traditions.  Leader in Me is an inside-out approach that is evidence-based, empowering students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive. It’s based on the premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader, thus improving relationships, transforming culture, and motivating staff and students alike.

Centered around Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, students will focus on skills that nourish the heart (socialization, service, empathy, synergy), the mind (reading, visualizing, planning, writing),  the body (exercise, nutrition, stress management, balanced life), and the soul (value clarification, commitment, reflection, perspective).

“The Leader in Me program encourages problem-solving skills that affect not only the student and the school, but also the community.  When students have the confidence to know that they can make a difference, they do make a difference,” said Bob Bourgault, Executive Director of Almond Acres. “Leaders are followers of what is good, true, and right.”

Via: Paso Robles Press