Grant Middle School embraces student leadership through its LEAD program.
LEAD is the middle school version of The Leader in Me, a program based on the principles of Dr. Stephen Covey and Franklin Covey's skills and life habits. Students are introduced to The Leader in Me in Marion City Schools' elementary schools and participate in LEAD in middle school.
The LEAD program seeks to:
- Create a culture of trust and caring.
- Empower students to lead their own lives, and make a difference with others.
- Provide students tools to better achieve goals.
- Help students develop their voice.
Students and staff read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and focus on different habits each month. Students are split into three action teams focusing on leadership, culture and academics.
They learn about creating Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) and keep a leadership notebook to track their progress towards goals they help set.