Our Program

LEADERKIDS IS AN OPERATING PROGRAM OF LEADERSHIP FORT WORTH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FWISD AND THE TCU LEADERSHIP CENTER

  • Two 8th grade students are selected from each of the FWISD middle school campuses through an interview process, in collaboration with intervention specialists

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

  • 20 – 22 TCU Student Mentors work closely with our LeaderKids

Other volunteers:

  • 10 – 12 Active Adult Mentors who are Leadership Fort Worth members work with the program
  • 40 – 50 LFW members have volunteered over our 22 years of existence.

WE USE THE ‘5 LEADERSHIP PRACTICES CURRICULUM’ OF KOUzES & POSNER TO HELP US WITH TEACHING LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

The Practices are:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

We introduce the 5 leadership practices and implement them through focused games/activities followed by discussion to demonstrate what was learned.

WE USE THE ‘5 LEADERSHIP PRACTICES CURRICULUM’ OF KOUzES & POSNER TO HELP US WITH TEACHING LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  • Self confidence
    • Express your opinion
    • Take responsibility for your actions
    • Value yourself and your talents
  • Project Management skills
  • Ownership and belonging to the community