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We are proud to announce that our school is in its third year of the Leader in Me program.  We are in partnership with the United Way of Acadiana and the Town of Youngsville to help better prepare our community leaders of tomorrow.  The following information is directly from  Please visit this website to learn more about the program and what it has to offer our teachers, our students, our parents, and our community.


What is The Leader in Me?

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer — it improves performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.

This is reality at Leader in Me schools across the country. It started in 1999 when struggling school A.B. Combs Elementary was asked to reinvent itself or be shut down. When principal, Muriel Summers, asked parents and business leaders what they wanted in their schools, she heard the following:

  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-direction
  • Cross-cultural Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork



Youngsville Middle faculty, staff, and students will participate in a variety of activities and life-skill studies that will impact every aspect of our school and their lives.  This program is based on the principles of Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:”


Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First


Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw


We are very excited about this journey and have a vision for great things for our wonderful school! 


What is The Leader in Me?


Pick up an application today, in the cafeteria, the office, or the library to apply for a school-wide job!



YMS Faculty and Staff Sharpen the Saw at the September Synergy Rally!