Crawford County values LEADERSHIP thank you to our businesses that generously contributed match funds to this year's community connectors grant! With your help, we are growing the next generation of leaders :)

(Pictured above) Crawford Unlimited Leadership (CU Lead) students were treated to brunch by Wynford Elementary's The Leader in Me (TLIM) Lighthouse team recently. The children gave an impressive and inspiring presentation on how learning the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (by Stephen Covey) is transforming their school, and their lives!

a catalyst for Economic and Community Development

Local businesses helping transform county schools

The Crawford County Education and Economic Development Partnership is the lead partner for the Community Connectors Grant, which is designed to promote mentoring through collaborative partnerships with businesses, schools, non-profits, and faith-based organization. Each grant awardee is required to gain 25% of the state award in local match funds. Four local businesses and organizations went far beyond that requirement by donating $99,000, coming within $1,000 of a one-to-one match. The state awarded the local partnership $100,000. Most of these funds are earmarked for implementing The Leader in Me program in Crawford County schools.

TOP: Ohio Mutual Insurance Group CEO Mark Russell (middle) presents Steve Mohr (left) and Gary Frankhouse (right) with the company's gift of $50,000 in match funds for the Community Connectors grant. BOTTOM LEFT: Doug Leuthold, President, Advanced Fiber Technology with his company's gift of $10,000; BOTTOM RIGHT: Steve Mohr, the Community Connectors Grant coordinator presents Frankhouse with the Galion Community Education Foundation gift of $29,000.
Bucyrus Elementary sporting their Leader in Me shirts :)
Galion Primary and Intermediate Schools are the newest Leader in Me schools in the United States!
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Photos courtesy of Todd Boyer, Michelle Failor and Kevin Kimmel.

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