One thing I love so much about the-life-business founded by Orrin Woodward is the impact it is making in so many people’s lives. We no longer have to fear what other people will think based on the mission and purpose of LIFE. It is so attractive that nearly every walk of life is a fit. Recently, the-life-business launched a new product called EDGE. The purpose of this product was to bring leadership to the youth in a fun and educational way. LIFE founder, Chris Brady says, “Let’s face it, if we adults need this information, how much more might our younger ones need it? Our world is bombarding them with inappropriate, incorrect, and incoherent messages and we need to fight back with the truth!” That is exactly what EDGE is designed to do. So with this in mind, I asked myself, how can leadership be brought to public education? The system has been knocked down in more ways than one and it is affecting our future generations.
Being that I have a degree in education (that is currently not being used) I was searching for ways that I would be able to influence teenagers with the assistance of the LIFE materials and the new EDGE audio program. About a month ago a request for proposals was sent out via e mail from the District Office where I used to teach (in Waukesha, WI). They were requesting ideas for potential summer school courses at the high school level that students could take for credit in their graduation requirements. I knew it was God’s timing that I had to obey and submit a proposal. The course was titled “Action Based Leadership.” The purpose was to influence and develop the next generation of leaders. Course requirements recommended were: community based leadership projects, mental fitness challenges, group book discussions and assignments using the book Launching a Leadership Revolution by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, guest speakers and community service involvement. The students would also be required to study the 8 F’s of LIFE (faith, family, friends, finances, fitness, following, fun and freedom) and present on one of the “F’s” they plan to grow in during the 5 week summer school course. While the write up was quick and the ideas barely planned, the proposal request was APPROVED!
So imagine the possibilities of bringing leadership to the conveyor belt system of education. Could there be a way that we expand beyond just teaching a summer school leadership course (that students get credit for) but taking it to more school districts and looking at a more long term leadership education program in public and private school education? Imagine the impact that can be made! The-life-business has opened so many doors to truly change this country. All it requires is each of us to play our part. The course will run from June 25th to July 27th for 4 hours a day, 4 days a week. For 16 hours a week at 5 weeks these students will understand the importance and their role in becoming a leader in the 21st century. I will reveal more details as the course is being created. As Chris Brady says, “Everyone will be called upon to lead at some point in their life. The question is, will you be ready?” It’s time to truly launch this leadership revolution and bring the next generation with us on our way to 1,000,000 people.