Stephen Covey’s book, ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ starts off with Habit Number One: Be Proactive.
Well ironically that’s exactly how Lighthouse for Students got its start.
One person saw a need and decided not to wait around for someone else to do something.
A suburban homeschool mom named Kelly Martens took up the challenge and made the choice to say, “I CAN!” and she did.
Kelly gathered up a volunteer team and appointed board members to establish the nonprofit organization called Lighthouse for Students.
This had to be done speedily as a Houston ISD school was brought to her attention after hearing this high school football team had lost to a nearby high scoring football team.
A Facebook post showed an article where a Worthing football coach was interviewed and discussed the dangers of working at Worthing High School. You can read the article below.
After contacting the administration and meeting with them, a plan was set in motion. Lighthouse for Students brings in speakers once a month for assemblies.
These speaker bring uplifting and encouraging messages to the students. Lighthouse meets twice a month for student leadership classes to encourage the students how to incorporate the teen’s version of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits.
The students are invited after the last assembly to stay after school for pizza and prayer time.
Looking back, I don’t think Kelly realized she had started using Covey’s Number One Habit: Be Proactive to get this program up and running at Worthing High School.
Today in our student leadership class we touched on the Number Two Habit: Begin with the End in Mind.
I got to thinking the end picture for Worthing is plain and simple.
Our goal is to make sure they know they matter, they are not forgotten, they are seen, they are valued and most of all we that we love them.
Lighthouse for Students strives to help lead the students into seeing their full potential and expand their vision to all the possibilities available for them.
The end in mind for them is set.
Love never fails.
Light On Lighthouse,
If you want to learn more and donate to this awesome adventure you can check out their website below:
A short video of Kelly Marten’s explaining Lighthouse for Students: