Building Middle & High School Culture with Student Leadership Training

A thriving, positive school culture makes all the difference. Our leadership programs for high school & middle school students can help.

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Some See Students, We See Leaders

Growing Leaders partners with middle and high schools around the globe to transform their school culture and prepare the emerging generation to step up and lead, beginning with themselves. Using the latest research, curriculum and guest speakers, we equip educators to better understand today’s students, then help teach them real-life leadership skills in a way that resonates.

We believe that creating a positive school culture begins with teaching your students self-leadership and integrity so that they can be a positive influence on their peers. The student leadership development programs and life skills programs we help teach will impact your young adults now and into the future.

Curriculum for Middle & High School

Our nationally renowned Habitudes system is a customized curriculum, which aims to teach students real life leadership skills in an impactful way.


Our incredible team of speakers has crafted messages and presentations to motivate students to lead and prepare educators to guide them along the way.


“We believe in creating a culture of growth, character, and knowledge, and we believe our students can own their own character. We are in the process of minimizing external behavior controls over students and maximizing the student’s decision-making ability through good strong character traits that they would reference prior to making decisions and actions. Habitudes is helping us accomplish this.”

Sheila Grimes

Principal, Freedom Middle School

Habitudes for Career Ready Students is an excellent tool that supports our teachers as they help students master the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards. Our teachers say that the resources have challenged their students, equipped them to think more critically, and truly helped them understand the key competencies behind the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards.

Dr. Cory Epler

Deputy State Director of Career Education for the Nebraska Department of Education

The work of Tim Elmore and the Growing Leaders team is having a very profound impact on our school. Tim’s book Generation iY has been a foundational read for our faculty and staff. We use the Habitudes curriculum on a regular basis and the images have already gained a foothold as an integral part of our work with our students.

Steve Helmich

President– Cathedral High School– Indianapolis, IN

As a former captain of the University of Alabama women’s tennis team, my training in Habitudes proved valuable in leading the team to a Top-10 ranking in 2012. The principles I learned extended far beyond student leadership and set me up for success in my life after tennis.

Courtney McLane

Academic All-American– University of Alabama

Habitudes is the best program for first year students and beyond. It is a tool that encourages and teaches deeper thinking and dialogue. You can’t go wrong if you want to serve your students with the most cutting-edge, researched, and student-savvy program I’ve seen anywhere. Using Habitudes revitalized my teaching and led to a greater understanding of the students we face in the classroom.

Sharon Taylor

Professor– Saint Martin’s University

The Career Ready Practices, upon which this book is based, articulate essential skills and practices that all students need to cultivate, apply and grow as they progress through their education and career pathways. These practices form the foundation for how students learn and work. They require and reflect a commitment to lifelong learning and adaptability. Together with academic and technical skills and knowledge, Career Ready Practices will help more students find success and secure a fulfilling, living-wage career.

Kimberly Green

Executive Director, NASDCTEc

Case Studies

Read and watch how Kennesaw Mountain High School, Mill Creek High School, Fall Creek Valley Middle School, and more are using our student leadership training system to help their students create a leadership culture that resonates with today’s students.

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