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Poplar Bluff grade school hopes to inspire future leaders

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A Poplar Bluff grade school launches a new program in hopes of inspiring kids to become good leaders.

Eugene Fields Elementary School is taking part in the "Leader in Me" program.

The program encourages teachers to focus on their students strengths and encourage them to develop good habits.

"We're looking at building 21st century skills with our students," said one educator. "They're going ot have to be problem solvers. They have to be risk takers. They have to be able to collaborate-there's not a single profession that I can think of where you don't have to collaborate with someone at some point or time and this initiative just transforms the whole building's culture so that the students are learning this at a very young age."

School leaders applied to take part in the leader in me program.

Eugene Fields Elementary School was chosen to receive a full grant to cover the costs associated with implementing the new program.

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