Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) and Rainbow Station, Inc. announced today they have launched The Leader in Me ® , Franklin Covey’s whole school, education transformation process, based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, in the first preschool in Shenzhen, China ( www.TheLeaderinMe.org).
Franklin Covey has granted Rainbow Station licensing rights to implement and deliver The Leader in Me within Rainbow Station’s Chinese and U.S. private preschools, which include school-aged recreation programs and care facilities for mildly ill children.
Working with its Chinese partner, Rainbow Station, the early education company opened its first location in Shenzhen, China earlier this year. That school is now implementing The Leader in Me process and is the first of 110 preschools that Rainbow Station expects to open in China over the next five years, which will also implement the process.
Currently, there are more than 1,300 schools with nearly 600,000 students and 50,000 school staff who have been trained in Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me process throughout the world. Rainbow Station currently has ten U.S. preschools, besides the one in China, and was the first preschool system to implement The Leader in Me.Sean Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids , The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and Executive Vice President and Education Practice Leader, Franklin Covey, said, “We are so pleased to extend our relationship with Rainbow Station as one of our partners, to bring The Leader in Me process to their preschools in China. Their students will experience an inspiring school culture and will develop the necessary skills to meet the challenges they will face as future leaders. They will also achieve the extraordinary results we have seen in so many schools across the globe, transforming and impacting the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities throughout China.” Gail Johnson, Founder and CEO of Rainbow Station, said, “Rainbow Station is pleased to partner with Franklin Covey to implement The Leader in Me process in our preschools in China. We are honored to add this process, which features content from the world-renowned 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to our school program offerings. We have seen the remarkable difference it has made in our preschools in the United States and know that it will also transform the lives of students and their families in China.” The Leader in Me is a whole school, education transformation process which emphasizes leadership skills development and creates a culture of student empowerment. Included, is content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, authored by Stephen Covey, which inspires young students at elementary schools to develop the skills and self-confidence to lead their lives and succeed in the 21 st century. Also included in the process, are principles from Stephen Covey’s book, The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. The book chronicles how exceptional elementary schools are teaching elementary school-aged children the same leadership principles that have guided corporate boardroom and government decision making for years. The Leader in Me process continues to receive noteworthy praise from administrators, staff, parents, and students. It produces extraordinary results and has a significant impact on the lives of children of all ages, socio-economic levels, learning capacities, and cultural backgrounds.