The NEF has the unique ability to impact every student in the district by showing its support through targeted programs in the schools
LEADER IN ME
The NEF has been instrumental in funding the Leader in Me program in our elementary schools since its inception through financial support with district wide training, materials and launch. We continue to support updates and on-going needs so we can see how every child can be a leader
The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Through high expectations, collaboration, utilization of cutting edge technology and professional practice, student leaders embrace a love of learning, discover their "voice", and learn the skills, attitudes, and behaviors to be proactive contributors in a diverse and changing world.
Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process. The Leader in Me is also aligned to many national and state academic standards. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.
Instead of seeing children through the lens of a normal distribution curve—some kids are naturally smart and others are not—The Leader in Me paradigm sees that every child is capable, every child is a leader. This paradigm changes everything.
The NEF has funded the material and training for the Middle School staff to be trained in Restorative Practices.
Restorative practices center on two main principles: strengthening relationships to build community and repairing the harmed relationships once wrongdoing occurs.
The behavior - not the individual person - is what's treated as unacceptable.
Unlike traditional justice, restorative justice gives the victims a voice.
Proactively, circles are used in order to provide a safe space to build relationships and increase mutual respect.
The NEF has partnered with the High School and Playworks organization to help bring safe play to groups of children in the Detroit area. Our students have the opportunity to volunteer in our community and demonstrate their leadership abilities.
Playworks’ vision is that one day every child in America will get to play—every day. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We offer an essential opportunity for children to explore their imaginations, to connect with other kids, and to stretch and grow physically, emotionally and socially.