Habit 1: Be Proactive – You’re in charge
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind – Have a Plan
Habit 3: Put First Things First – Work First, Then Play
Habit 4: Think Win-Win – Everyone Can Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be  Understood  Listen Before You Talk
Habit 6: Synergize – Together is Better
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw  Balance Feels Best

The Leader In Me program takes the principles of Dr. Stephen Covey’s best selling book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and integrates them into the elementary school curriculum. The Leader In Me is designed to be assimilated into the school’s everyday language and culture, so that it isn’t “one more thing” that teachers and administrators have to do. The Leader In Me program benefits schools and students in the following ways, listed below:

• Develops students who have the skills and self confidence to succeed as leaders.
• Decreases discipline referrals.
• Improves academic achievement.
• Teaches and develops character and leadership through existing core curriculum.
• Raises levels of accountability and engagement among both parents and staff.

Through the seven habits, students learn the skills needed to be successful not only in school, but also in the workplace. These skills include leadership, accountability, adaptability, initiative and self-direction, cross-cultural skills, responsibility, problem solving, communication, creativity, teamwork and much more. The program builds students’ confidence and interpersonal skills, making them powerful collaborators and communicators. The skills learned through The Leader In Me are all highly sought after in today’s competitive workplace.

The Leader In Me has been implemented in hundreds of school districts around the country and the world with outstanding success. Click here to access a Franklin Covey research document showing statistics supporting the success of The Leader In Me……

Visit www.theleaderinme.org/videos to see the program in action at a variety of schools.

Business Sponsors (to date):

PPL CorporationPlatinum
Berwick Health and Wellness FundGold
First Columbia BankSilver
Valley of Bloomsburg American Legion Post #273Silver
First Keystone Community BankSilver
Geisinger Health System FoundationSilver
United Way of Columbia CountyBronze
Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum$25,000 and up
Gold$15,000 to $25,000
Silver$5,000 to $15,000
Bronze$1,000 to $5,000
Foundation Suppoterunder $1,000

Sponsor Recognition consists of including your business name in Chamber marketing materials such as press releases about The Leader In Me, E-Biz (weekly electronic newsletter), the Chamber Matters Insert in the Press Enterprise, and on the Chamber’s website and the Chamber Foundation’s website. You will also be recognized at Chamber events such as the Annual Meeting and the Holiday Party.

Further recognition will come through exposure in the school districts where The Leader In Me has been implemented. This would include posters at the school and letters to parents.

Please contact Jeff at the Chamber Foundation for more information about becoming a sponsor of The Leader in Me.