Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of Empower Generations’ educational philosophy and approach. We are proud to be a part of iLEAD Schools.
“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
— Woodrow Wilson
This week, we’re exploring the second pillar of the iLEAD acronym: the letter L, which stands for leadership. We believe practicing leadership from a young age prepares our learners for a lifetime of listening, collaborating, and inspiring. Today’s kids are the leaders of tomorrow, so instilling principles of leadership now prepares them for the future.
At Empower Generations, we’ve found that focusing on whole-child education with project-based and social-emotional components creates an environment where kids can find their individual voice, collaborate as team members, and, through taking ownership of their work, develop the skills needed to be effective and trustworthy leaders.
The skills we believe are essential for kids to learn are the ones that make for effective leaders in the world:
Through Empower Generations’ project-based learning, there are several ways we continue to see learners develop into leaders:
Education is about much more than teaching kids how to memorize rules and facts of grammar, history, science, and math — it’s an opportunity to empower them with the tools to be leaders today and in the future.
Next week, join us as we dive into the next pillar of the iLEAD acronym: “entrepreneurial development.”