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Bring the Habitudes® system to your students and prepare them to solve problems and serve people as life-giving leaders.


The Growing Leaders Initiative allocates grants once a year (in March for the following school year) to meet the needs of underfunded schools and organizations seeking full or partial funding for Habitudes curriculum. Funds are distributed at the sole discretion of The Growing Leaders Initiative.

Habitudes® grant applications for Fall 2018 implementation must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2018.

Before applying, please review the Habitudes Grant Application Packet and implementation calendar below.

The 2018 Calendar for Habitudes grant recipient schools/organizations is as follows:

Habitudes Grant applicant school or organization identifies 2 program leaders to serve as Habitudes Champions on campus. Before applying for the Habitudes Grant
Habitudes Champions register to attend Habitudes Intensive in Atlanta for program training. June 20-21, 2018
Habitudes Champions present their implementation vision and teaching best practices to faculty/staff. During Faculty/Staff pre-planning before the first day of school
Students complete online pre-survey By August 31, 2018
Materials ship from Growing Leaders to the schools and students begin with Habitudes lesson one By September 1, 2018
A Growing Leaders staff member visits school/organization for on-campus observation and video interviews with participating students and faculty/staff. Before Winter Holiday Break
Schools/organizations submit mid-year report of discipline records Before Winter Holiday Break
Students complete online post-survey May 2018
Program leaders at each school submit a post-grant evaluation May 2018
Survey results are evaluated and shared June 2018

Please review conditions of the grant before submitting an application to The Growing Leaders Initiative.

Eligibility requirements vary by grant program, but common criteria for schools and organizations to meet are:

  • Send a minimum of two faculty members (Habitudes Champions) to Habitudes Certification hosted by Growing Leaders.
  • Administer pre and post assessments to student and teacher participants in Habitudes program.
  • Allow a Growing Leaders staff member to conduct a site visit to observe the Habitudes program at our school/organization.
  • Allow pictures and video to be taken of Habitudes program participants by a Growing Leaders staff member.
  • Allow Growing Leaders access to school/organization discipline and attendance records during the Habitudes pilot program for the purpose of measuring outcomes.

Have questions? Call Mary Steves at 678.359.6768 or email her at


The culture of our after school program was uplifted on the days we provided a Habitudes lesson. The program helped us bond as a group and work together more as a unit. Students definitely felt they had an advocate and adults understood their situations more.

Marcie Jones

Teacher– Dodge County High School

I now have a better understanding of my priorities, which has allowed me to go deeper into my current commitments and serve with more passion and focus.

11th Grade

High School Student