Kids-Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged, Determined to Learn


Goal-driven, Resilient, And Influential Teens

kid∙FRIENDLy staff wanted something different for the high schools in the grant program, so they put their heads together with FranklinCovey experts to develop a dynamic new approach for the secondary level – an approach to engage both faculty and students in developing Goal-Driven, Resilient, and Influential Teens (or “GRIT”).
Similar to the elementary and middle school The Leader in Me models, the new GRIT model first involves high school staff in professional learning around the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  Then, the school participates in a “Launch Day” with the end in mind to begin to create what they will do tomorrow to Model/Live, Enhance the Environment, and create new Opportunities for Student Leadership.
To sustain the work throughout the year, on-site coaching and student assembly programs are held as faculty and student GRIT teams help to create a culture of student leadership and empowerment.  Regional Synergy Sessions are held each year and are specific to the leadership development work in high schools.
GRIT Training (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)