BCHS named Lead4Change Certified School

Staff Reports

Brownstown Central High School has been selected as a Lead4Change Certified School for the 2020-21 school year, honoring its continued participation in the program.

The honor goes to schools that have participated in Lead4Change for multiple years by teaching the lessons and working on a project or projects. Schools also must have a registered adult leader submit an entry to the Lead4Change Challenge two consecutive years or more.

Lead4Change was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a service project around a community need involving a public nonprofit.

More than 1.5 million students across all 50 states have had the opportunity to grow as leaders through Lead4Change’s free curriculum. The lessons align to educational standards, including literacy, social emotional learning and project-based learning. The leadership curriculum has a framework for community service, and lessons are integrated into any subject area and all class or club settings.

This school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program can be completed in an entirely digital environment and is free for all participants, giving students the opportunity to remotely create and implement local service projects.

In the past two school years, BCHS students in Robin Perry’s business management classes have completed projects to benefit Red Sky Rescue, Amethyst House and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.

Last school year, the Top Dogs and Drug Dodgers teams were among those awarded $500 charitable grants from the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program.

In all, 31 middle school and high school teams were selected winners of the Lead4Change Challenge. The top seven teams each earned a $10,000 grant for a nonprofit of their choice.