NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Lead2Feed announces its name will change to the Lead4Change Student Leadership Program. The program, now in its seventh year, has grown to become the nation’s leading and fastest growing privately funded student leadership program. More than 1.5 million students have experienced Lead4Change’s free curriculum, and implemented projects that brought real change to their communities. The program is inspired by Founder & CEO of oGoLead, Co-Founder, retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and leadership expert, David Novak, and developed by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation.
“I am amazed by the exponential growth that this leadership program has experienced in its first seven years,” said David Novak. “While projects initially addressed food insecurity, the scope has broadened to encompass housing, elder care, mental health and a host of other issues that impact local communities. The new Lead4Change name is a testament to the diversity of projects that have been initiated through the program.”
By working through the Lead4Change lessons, students design and implement a service project, and compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 for their charity or school. Lead4Change’s curriculum is implemented by teachers and educators, aligning with 21st century skills and satisfying Literacy, Social Emotional Learning and Project Based Learning Standards.
“The change of name is a reflection of our students’ leadership to find a solution to a need within their community,” said Diane Barrett, Executive Director of the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning, Inc.
More than 7,500 educators, across all 50 states, utilize Lead4Change’s curriculum in their classrooms. Projects are driven by students, and are completed in conjunction with a local non-profit organization.
The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life 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.
About Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning
The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning was established in 2003 as a public charity. The Foundation supports and builds alliances that enhance innovative, instructional programs and community outreach by providing the resources to promote new opportunities and participation. FILL is a supporting foundation to the International Literacy Association. The foundation welcomes participation in efforts to engage, enlighten and inspire today’s students and educators by opening their classrooms to the real world. Find out more at www.fillprograms.org.
About Lift a Life Foundation
The Lift a Life Foundation was established in 1999 by David and Wendy Novak. The mission of the Lift a Life Foundation is to lead the way with innovative programs that help people in need and develop future leaders. The Foundation focuses on creative partnerships that make a lasting impact in the primary areas of hunger relief, early childhood education, juvenile diabetes, military family support and leadership development. Since Lift a Life Foundation began, it has helped thousands of people in need through grants and programming support. For more information on Lift a Life Foundation, go to www.liftalifefoundation.org.