Blessed Sacrament Catholic Leadership School Gains Lighthouse Status
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Leadership School in Quincy, Illinois is the first Catholic school in the world to be
recognized as a Lighthouse School by Franklin Covey, Inc. This award is given to schools that display the
highest level of success in implementing a culture of
leadership within a school, based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by
Steven R. Covey. On January 27th, at an evening Mass, the student body, their families, the school staff, and parish received this highly esteemed award from Franklin Covey
representatives. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School began the process of implementing the
habits within the school in 2006 and working towards becoming a “Leader in Me” School. The process of “The Leader in Me” is designed around a belief that every child can be a leader. The staff, parents, and parish of Blessed Sacrament worked together to help students recognize their potential by valuing their unique worth, giving them opportunities to lead, and providing them with a foundation of timeless universal principles and practical skills. In 2010, Blessed Sacrament was recognized as a “Leader in Me” School. The students and staff used their mission statement, “We are Leaders for Christ”, to help them continue to grow in the leadership process and begin to meet the 146 criteria required to become a Lighthouse School. There are over 1000 schools which have been recognized as “Leader in Me” Schools, while there are only twenty-nine schools, one being Blessed Sacrament, recognized as “Lighthouse Leader in Me” Schools. The students and staff continue to grow in their leadership journey. They will now become a “light” guiding other schools to be leaders for Christ in all that they do.