Bringing out leadership skills from each of our students

LLA focuses on bringing out leadership skills from each of our students. Our school focuses on a new leadership skill each month and we provide several opportunities for our students to have practice with each new skill. All staff encourages our students to become the kind of leaders that they would follow.  

When one thinks of what it means to be a leader, we often picture presidents and kings.  At Leadership Learning Academy we know that even the youngest among us can be leaders if they are given the opportunity and taught the proper life skills. Each and every day at LLA we are encouraging our students to be leaders in even the smallest of ways.  The result of this focus is students that speak up for themselves, take risks, set goals, and take charge of their own learning in ways that will amaze you.  From the kindergartener who takes the initiative to clean up his station without being asked, to the sixth grader who starts a fundraising project to raise money for a teacher fighting cancer, they are all leaders in our eyes.   

Some examples of this are: 

  • ICare Stations – Students clean and maintain specific sections of our school. 
  • Veteran’s Day Flowers – Our students decorate graves of veterans, with poppies, every Veteran’s Day.  
  • Fundraisers – Our biggest fundraiser of the year occurs before our winter break. It is run by our students. We help supply families from our LLA community with Christmas presents or much needed clothing.  
  • Food Pantry – Students take responsibility for organizing food drives, stocking our food pantry, and filling backpacks each week to send home with students in need.   
  • Station Captains – Students have a daily opportunity to be a station captain. They help their small groups complete assignments as the “leader” of the group and are in charge of delegating tasks to complete activities.