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4-Legged Leadership Programs

Tremendous Leadership offers five 4-Legged Leadership programs. The programs can be combined or provided independently based on your needs.We provide entertaining and engaging assemblies, Meet-the Author visits, classroom Q&As, and more.

Tremendous Leadership brings its 4-Legged Leadership programs to public and private schools, faith-based organizations, community groups and more. Click here to see the ever expanding list of places we've been with our Pawesome Ambassadors. We would love to hear from you and help you craft a program that delights and teaches the children at your school or organization.

Boxcar Indy A Square Dog in a Round World (Pre-K to 2)

Indy is different. But what troubles him at first, becomes the things that turns his world around. Experience the world through the eyes of a lovable, square friend.

Takeaways: Acceptance, Kindness, Self-Esteem, Fitting In, Family, Using Your Gifts

Download the Boxcar Indy A Square Dog in a Round World (Pre-K to 2) Info Sheet!

Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World (Grades 2-5)

When Boxcar Indy decides he would like to take a trip to the tremendous Doggy World, he realizes that there is a lot to learn about finances, goals and how to save money.

Takeaways: Goal Setting, Financial Literacy and Responsibility, Self-Control, Hard Work, Delayed Gratification, Teamwork

Download the Boxcar Indy Goes to Doggy World (Grades 2-5) Info Sheet!

From Underdog to Wonderdog (K-5)

Mr. Blue is a leadership expert...no, really. He has 10 tips that will help students realize their true potential and start taking steps toward becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

Takeaways: Work Ethic, Kindness, Bullying, Enthusiasm, Openness to Experience, Accountability, Resiliency, Lifelong Learning, Friendship

Download the From Underdog to Wonderdog (K-5) Info Sheet!

Indy Takes a Walk (K-5)

Boxcar Indy loves to go for a good hike. In this adventure, he teaches children respect for the natural world while also giving them a taste of what it's like to walk a mile in his paws.

Takeaways: Environmental Stewardship, Respect, Empathy, Acceptance. Responsibility, Accountability, Teaching Others

Download the Indy Takes a Walk (K-5) Info Sheet!

No, No Roscoe (Pre-K to 2)

Roscoe is a rascally pup and has a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble. With the help of his friends, he learns the value of following the rules.

Takeaways: Obedience, Accountability, Consequences

Download the No, No Roscoe (Pre-K to 2) Info Sheet!

Developing A Pawsitive Personality (Grades 4-8)

Learn the Big 5 Personality Traits and how they can help you become a tremendous person who can handle just about anything.

Takeaways: Understanding Personality, Developing Coping Skills, How the Big 5 Can Encourage Empathy & Compassion, Putting the Big 5 to Work Every Day

Download the Developing A Pawsitive Personality (Grades 4-8) Info Sheet!

Pawsabilities (Grades 4-8)

Get started on a goal setting journey in which you'll develop a step-by-step plan of all the steps necessary to reach that goal. Learn how to face down obstacles and prepare for roadblocks, all while putting together your first steps and your partners for the journey.

Takeaways: Foundations & Goals, Barriers to Getting Started, First Steps, Who’s On Your Team?, Identifying Obstacles, Alternative Plans, Asking for Help, What’s in a Goal?

Download the Pawsabilities (Grades 4-8) Info Sheet!

I Dare You (Grades 6-10)

Learn how to challenge yourself to stretch past boundaries and out of your comfort zone. By learning about themselves, students can reach for higher goals, deeper personal connections, broader networks of support, and more meaningful relationships throughout their lives.

Takeaways: Identifying a Challange, Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone, Connecting Physical Health to Mental Health, Nurturing Creativity, Developing a Positive Personality, Integrity - Your Own and That of Your Network

Download the I Dare You (Grades 6-10) Info Sheet!

Leader U (Grades 6-10)

There’s plenty of talk about becoming a great leader, but what about the road to leadership? In learning the key concepts of effective leadership, students will learn how to flow in and out of leadership and followership roles effortlessly based on the needs of the rest of the team and the goals of the group.

Takeaways: Seven Keys to Leadership & Followership, The Arc of Maturation, Understanding Emotional Intelligence, Three Steps to Maturity, How Leadership & Followership Fit Together, Translating Your Internal Dialogue

Download the Leader U (Grades 6-10) Info Sheet!

From Underdog to Wonderdog!

Leadership is lifelong learning and you're never too young to get started. From Underdog to Wonderdog gives you everything you need to plan and launch your Vacation Barking School program to Wonderdog status!  Whether your program is a few days long or stretches over the entire summer, From Underdog to Wonderdog is flexible and can easily be tailored to a perfect fit.

Takeaways: Themed lessons for each week, Weekly emails to keep all the Wonderdogs interested and engaged, Games, projects, crafts, snacks and more, Materials lists for each activity to make prep-time easier, Easy to follow outlines for each activity, Optional elements and packages to customize your program and bring it to full Wonderdog status

Boxcar Indy's Lend A Helping Paw Program

Boxcar Indy’s Lend A Helping Paw Program helps children discover new ways to save that go far beyond individual financial responsibility.  The program aims to reinforce the concepts of individual financial literacy and expand on them through the implementation of a community project to benefit a local organization.  By making the process fun and enjoyable, children build upon the concepts they already know and also have the opportunity to practice them in a controlled environment with clear goals and objectives.

Takeaways: 10 flexible lessons that can be structured to blend into a variety of program durations, Weekly lesson plans with specific areas of focus including: teamwork, budgets, workplans, project management, and more, Partner outreach and marketing kit to engage credit unions and community partners, Instructions for integrating the “Bark Tank Panel” into the process as a means of introducing children to grant funding, partnerships and shared responsibility, Guidelines for planning a Doggy World Carnival celebration at the completion of the program.

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