Teach One to Lead One
Teach One to Lead One® (T1L1) is a community mentoring program that teaches ethical leadership principles to lead at-risk kids into a life of purpose and potential. Student graduates of T1L1 have said: "It is nice to know that people in the community care about my future." Another student remarked: "I love who I have become, because of T1L1." All of us need a HERO! Someone to walk alongside us and help guide us in developing good habits and to make wise decisions. Teach One to Lead One® delivers programs, materials, and MENTORS that equip young people to build lives of integrity, create positive relationships, stand strong in healthy habits, and multiply their influence among their peers. Each principle has a 90 minute lesson built around it that includes games, skits, movie clips, role plays, large and small group discussions, journal writing, and stories. The weekly class sessions are fun and interactive as students learn and then engage with their classroom mentors and each leadership principle. Mentors begin at a school in mid September and continue until the Teach One to Lead One® graduation in early June. The students will also have an opportunity to participate in a community service project throughout the year. In Clark County the Teach One to Lead One® program has successfully trained and graduated over 2,400 student leaders of integrity in ten public schools since starting in 2009. At Teach One to Lead One®, we believe the solution to our nation’s at-risk crisis lies in the hands of positive mentors. Many kids who are at-risk grow up in abusive homes that encourage negative habits from an early age. With no taught principles and no direction, many kids succumb to habits that are harmful to themselves and those around them. Six schools in Clark County will host the program during the 2017-2018 school year.
Mentoring students is the mission of Teach One to Lead One®. Student supplies for the school year cost $30 per student. Mentor support for the school year is $100 per mentor. School sponsorship for a year is $3,000 per school. 85 volunteer mentors are gearing up to mentor nearly 500 students in Clark County during the 2017-2018 school year. The total program costs will be nearly $25,000. Thank you for your support and investment to provide students with positive role models next school year and for many years to come. Please tell your friends and family about this wonderful opportunity to invest in the future LEADERS of Clark County.