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Bain Elementary School works to build future leaders in Cheyenne

Students at Bain Elementary are learning leadership skills early in life.

Bain Elementary School, LCSD1, South Triad (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Students at Bain Elementary School are working to learn the basics of leadership thanks to the Leader in Me program.

Students presented this program to community members and the Board of Trustees on March 16 by showing how this program helps children in grades K–6 to start gaining leadership skills.

Leader in Me is a program based on the work of Stephen R. Covey. According to the program’s site, it is “an evidence-based, comprehensive model that builds leadership and life skills in students, creates a high-trust school culture, and lays the foundation for sustained academic achievement.”

This program is implemented in Bain Elementary School for grades K-6, with students being able to join the Pup Club, where they can hone their skills.

Students in Pup Club work on the seven habits of success. These habits are:

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin With the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw

Students who are part of the Pup Club help with various activities around the school, from doing morning announcements to cleaning around the building. During the visit from community members, the members of the club showed how they are able to use their leadership skills by teaching the kindergarten classes about trust.