How do schools typically fund The Leader in Me?
August 22, 2018
- Many schools and districts have the ability to self-fund, some through federal and state grant programs and others through their operating budgets. Typically, schools cover Leader in Me licensing costs through a variety of funding sources, including local businesses/chambers of commerce, civic groups, Title I funds, various granting organizations, private philanthropies, non-profit foundations, such as United Way, state/province, district/service centers, schools, and PTA/parent fundraising. Fundraising methods some schools opt to use to raise funds to cover Leader in Me and other programming costs include bake sales, carnivals, and charging for attendance at school events such as Leadership Days, etc. Funds raised by schools that host Leadership Days are used by the schools at their sole discretion.
- Many corporations and nonprofit organizations have been very supportive of schools implementing Leader in Me, and have contributed funds as part of their corporate social responsibility programs. Some of these partners include Kern Family Foundation, Panda Express, Panda Cares, Leader.org, the Allan P. Markin Charitable Foundation, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Honda, Pearson, 3M, Staten Island Foundation, Enersolve, Jordan Education Foundation, Wegmans, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Naples Children & Education Foundation, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, PotashCorp., United Way, Holy Guacamole, Southwest Louisiana Economic Alliance, Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County, Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Education Foundation, and Carver Foundation.