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Project Word Up

Team members (l-r): Allen Smith, Kippie Brown, DeeDee Washington, and Steve Brandt
Not pictured: Wendy Cornett, Isabelle Driver, Simon Hong, Glenis Redmond, and Tara Trantham

Project Word Up is designed to bring focus to the concept that all people possess leadership traits. In order to do this our plan is to develop The Leader in Me program at a school in Greenville County. This program is an innovative, school wide model that increases teacher effectiveness, student engagement, and academic achievement, while preparing students to be leaders in the 21st century. The Leader in Me takes the seven traits from the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and applies them to a school. We believe the school will then take a cultural shift with the staff, custodians and students all being involved in this long-term program.