The administrators at our school were sharing data that talked about all 20 of our elementary schools from the previous year. Out of 100% of students in grades 1-6 that were placed in some form of detention due to behavioral issues, 98% were boys. Immediately following that faculty meeting, my AP and I put our heads together and decided we needed some type of leadership program to help. Being a superhero fanatic, I came up with a simple logo and put the acronym of our club name in the center. This club meets once a week and really has been an additional physical activity and an "outlet" for many of our kids. They walk around and promote healthy eating and leadership skills not only at our school but in our community. We were going to set a limit of 20 boys in the club but its' success had taken us to 57 young leaders!
How did students and adults work together as a team?
We asked teachers to wear our club shirts and support us by coming down to the gym on club day to participate in our young leaders' program.
How did you accomplish your goals?
I delegated tasks to my club members. For example, I asked a few boys to sign up for NFL Play 60 and once they were signed up, to get at least one other student to sign up.
What improvements have you seen at your school?
My students come and tell me about how colorful and green they have been making their lunch trays. I have students try to create their own PE class at home with friends on the days that they don't come to my class.
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