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A 12-week leadership intensive program for youth and their families

- NOW OPEN TO 4th - 12th GRADERS

What will participants do together?


Our mentoring topics and discussions  focus on the following purposes:

Unlocking the Potential of Future Leaders

The SHIELD Saturday Leadership Academy is an immersive and empowering 12-week in-person program designed to cultivate leadership skills, foster personal growth, and build a strong community of motivated individuals. Our academy brings together parents, youth, and families who are passionate about strengthening their communities and preparing the next generation for success.

Developing Leaders through Engaging Workshops

At the SHIELD Saturday Leadership Academy, we believe that leadership is a journey of continuous learning and self-discovery. Through a series of interactive workshops, panel discussions, live events, and group activities, participants will delve into key leadership principles and develop practical skills that are essential for personal and professional growth.

Focused Themes to Empower and Inspire

Each week, our academy explores a specific theme that resonates with the needs and aspirations of our participants. From goal setting and decision-making to effective communication and teamwork, we provide comprehensive training and guidance in crucial areas that will empower our youth to excel in all aspects of their lives.

A Supportive and Nurturing Community

The SHIELD Saturday Leadership Academy is more than just a program; it's a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to uplifting and supporting one another. Our inclusive and nurturing environment encourages collaboration, fosters lifelong connections, and provides a platform for youth, parents, and families to share their experiences, challenges, and successes.

Financial Assistance Available

We believe that every motivated individual should have the opportunity to participate in our academy. To ensure accessibility, we offer financial assistance based on individual needs. If you require support, please email us at, and our team will provide you with more information.

Apply Now and Unlock Your Leadership Potential

Don't miss the chance to be a part of the SHIELD Saturday Leadership Academy. Whether you are a parent seeking to empower your child, a youth looking to develop your leadership skills, or a family passionate about community-building, this is your opportunity to ignite the leader within you. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey that will shape your future.


Focus on Self-Awareness & Relationship-Building​

To lead others, participants must first know who they are and/or want to be to connect with common interests and shared values.


Focus on Visioning, Goal Setting and Decision Making

Participants explore their desired future and set important goals while turning talk into action by supporting positive habits.


Focus on Future Growth

Participants will focus on activities to have a better direction by connecting career and college readiness to achieve their future goals.


Focus on Ongoing Achievement

Participants will implement plans for the future that involve the skills they explored. The program concludes with the planning and implementation of social change. 

Leadership Development

Your child will prepare for future SUCCESS!

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