letting everyone achieve dreams

30 students have completed the original program through high school graduation. 40 students are currently enrolled with expansion plans to 20 more next year

 
 
  • "I know who I am now being a part of LEAD."

    JAYDEN GREEN
    JAYDEN GREENLEADer 2014
  • "Being with LEAD was an unforgettable experience I will carry with me for my entire life. LEAD will make you see that you were born with wings, and that you will use them to fly. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. LEAD will show you that the impossible is possible.  "

    JONATHAN RAMOS
    JONATHAN RAMOSLEADer 2011
  • "Because of the things I learned through LEAD, I have been able to become a leader in my community and on campus. I am forever indebted to LEAD because it definitely helped me achieve my dreams."

    DANIEL MENDOZA
    DANIEL MENDOZALEADer 2011
  • "They've guided me into becoming an even greater leader."

    BRALOND CONANT
    BRALOND CONANTLEADer 2015
  • "LEAD has taught me how to have confidence in myself."

    DEVEON GATLIN
    DEVEON GATLINLEADer 2015

Join the growing family of LEAD Mentor’s.

 
 

TENACITY

TO GRIP FIRMLY | DETERMINATION

Character Curriculum – Facilitated during academic year in after-school programs and during the school day by LEAD trainers and volunteer mentors.

 

Empathy

UNDERSTANDING | SHARED EXPERIENCE

Community Service – Three service projects where LEADers from all campuses work side by side to positively impact the Houston community.

 

VISION

POWER OF IMAGINATION | MANIFESTATION

Wilderness Adventure – One week summer adventure giving LEADers opportunities to exemplify the character growth during the academic year.

Vision Empathy Tenacity

OUR MISSION

To equip our LEADers with the tools necessary to return to their communities as effective leaders.

WHY WE LEAD

Growing up poor in today’s education system includes a host of paralyzing statistics for students of color that if not addressed early in middle school will solidify a negative belief-system that cannot be reversed. An eleven year old student who comes from disadvantaged circumstances (living in extreme poverty, a single parent household, alcohol/drug use in family, incarceration, etc.) takes the negative elements of his/her environment, both physically and socially, to be the foundation of their personal belief-system. Dreams are diminished or replaced entirely with negative activities, self-esteem is lacking any honest sense of self, and a grittiness to strive beyond current circumstances doesn’t exist.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT?

LEAD is designed to integrate into this critical time of a student’s development as a game-changer in the way belief-systems are turned positive for a group of kids who live with an unconscionable amount of negativity. LEAD bases its guiding principles on three tenets necessary for thriving leadership in our communities. Each tenet is aligned with the three program components below.

9th

grade is a critical stage as academic success in core subjects is highly predictive of high school graduation.

51%

of Harris County students were identified as at risk of dropping out.

26%

of Texas children are poor.

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