What We Do

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES. SETTING GOALS. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES. BUILDING CHARACTER. CHANGING LIVES.

Mission and Vision

Letting Everyone Achieve Dreams (LEAD) prepares underserved middle school students for leadership and success in high school and beyond.

We aspire to eliminate the 9th grade dropout rate by helping middle school students build a solid a foundation to achieve their goals.

Character Development Program

We inspire vision, practice empathy, and demonstrate tenacity.

SEL CLASSROOM

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) allows students to cope with feelings, resolve conflicts, and set goals.

SEL classes are presented weekly at our partner schools.


SUMMER

Summer enrichment provides interactive learning and access to new adventures while exploring our local and greater communities.

MENTORING

Through local partnerships, small groups of students are paired with mentors to continue to develop communication skills, strong relationships, and strong goals.

SERVING

Community engagement prepares students to lead, drive change, and give back.

SUMMER ADVENTURES

TENACITY. DETERMINATION. PERSEVERANCE.

LEADers experience wilderness adventures during the summer months. Journeys apply the character growth lessons beyond the classroom and help drive further impact.

OUR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

Meaningful growth happens with place-based learning in the Grand Tetons. This experience inspires student engagement and encourages leadership.

TEXAS SUMMER CAMP

LEADers grow in confidence, try new activities, create shared experiences, and apply LEAD lessons outdoors.

PREVIOUS JOURNEYS

Our LEADers have traveled all over the country including; Colorado, New York, Missouri, Washington, California, Maine, Wyoming, and Texas