© 2017 by Michelle Korenfeld, Raising Creative Thinkers.

Pillars of Leadership ©
Teaching elementary students leadership by 5 C’s:
Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and most of all…Curiosity!

Pillars of Leadership offers students the ultimate leadership education experience to:

  • help build stamina and self-leadership

  • foster creative problem-solving, decision-making and 21st century skills

  • lead young learners to become creative and innovative.



Pillars of Leadership students:

  • engage in interactive activities like a fact or opinion game by which they learn about the world.

  • unravel future economic and environmental challenges by a time-travelling story

  • simulate leadership roles in collaborative growth-mindset environments

  • playfully practice managerial skills while developing original team products

  • Make public speaking second nature when presenting products to class.


The program has 3 levels:

Level 1 - Learning the language of leadership. Befriending self in order to lead others.
Level 2 - Embracing leadership values and deepening competencies
Level 3 - Becoming inspiring change agents who care about the world.

Levels begins with introductory morale building activities, followed by 4-5 theme projects. Each project is explored in 2-5 lessons. Finally, students envision how to apply what they have learned today and in the future.



Six Nobel Prize winning scientists since 2004 and a myriad of entrepreneurs have earned Israel its nickname The Startup Nation. In 2019 Jewish innovation rose to new heights when an Israeli satellite reached the moon.
Pillars of Leadership unlocks the secrets to such success and reveals these secrets to students age 8-12.
It is based on the Jewish critical, creative and curious spirit but still relates to students of all cultures.
The program has been developed by Michelle Korenfeld and Dr. Arieh Friedler according to a request of afternoon schools in China.

Michelle Korenfeld is an Amazon author and 21st century learning curriculum developer. She transforms
learning materials into stories and activities that children love based on her lifelong creativity education practice and countless interactions with learners. Michelle’s curriculum writing is based on her teaching at
The Dr. Erica Landau Institute for the Advancement of Youth to Creativity and Excellence, and on conversations with Dr. Moshe Rishpon who established The Science Oriented Youth Department in The Weizmann Institute. Graduates of both establishments became leaders of their fields of expertise in Israel and worldwide.
Dr. Arieh Friedler is a lifelong Israeli teacher trainer and curriculum developer, entrepreneur and leadership education enthusiast.


Program team is here for you to provide more information, to adopt to your teachers’ and students’ needs,
and to support. 



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