The LEAD Foundation, Inc., a non-profit entity, is committed to making long-term changes to sustain the viability of our communities. We are focused on "developing tomorrow's leaders today" through leadership development opportunities that extend classroom learning.
Our cornerstone program is the A.L.P.H.A (Alpha Leadership Program for Higher Achievement) Program; an 11-week program with a longstanding history of student success. The program is designed to target middle and high school students (grades 6 through 12) to address specific needs and preparatory skills required for professional, leadership and social development, academic excellence and higher personal achievement. Workshops and modules focus on, but are not limited to, the following critical areas: College Preparation, Career Planning, Interviewing Skills, Resume Writing, Professional Etiquette and Attire, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Management, Leadership Training and Development, Technology Awareness, Critical Thinking and Analysis, and Public Speaking/Oratorical Skills. The program finishes with a week-long college tour during Gwinnett County's spring break.
Over the years, we have extended our services to further meet the needs of our students throughout the year. We offer summer enrichment programs hosted on college campuses, fall programs such as emergency college admission preparation for current juniors and seniors and male-only empowerment lock-ins.
The foundation’s commitment to community uplift and programming reinforces the notion of our focus and commitment to the education and development of our youth. The foundation provides extensive support for all of these activities through charitable giving, grants, and other related programs and events. Therefore, we bid your support and assistance in realizing the short-term and long-term benefits of these initiatives.
98% of students that completed our A.L.P.H.A. Leadership Program for 3 or more years, have been admitted into 4 year colleges/universities
2% of students that completed our A.L.P.H.A. Leadership Program for 3 or more years, have been admitted into 2 year colleges/technical schools or entered into the military
To date, over $50,000 in scholarships were awarded to qualified, graduating seniors
We have awarded laptops to deserving graduating seniors every year for the past few years.
Students have matriculated into 23 different college institutions, representing 12 traditional colleges and 11 historically-black colleges and universities
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & TESTIMONIALS
"I really appreciate all that you’re doing with the young ladies and gentlemen preparing them for the real world. They/we need more folks like you in the world"
- Isha Hollman, parent
"Thank you for not only sending this to us but also working with me to get [student name] on that bus. He had a great time and even more important, learned a lot. It was right on time - as he jumps into his senior year. He actually has Fort Valley on his list of schools to apply to. We appreciated it and thank you guys for always looking out and working with these boys." - Nicola McIntyre, parent
"It really is good to know that we still have people who care about our children. I truly do appreciate you, much more than you know." - Sheila Bailey, parent
"My son has been on the list for a Big Brother for over two years and has yet to be matched with a mentor. There are few mentors volunteering. In light of the shortage of male mentors for our boys, it is great to know that there are programs such as the Alpha [Leadership] Program. What you and the organization are doing is wonderful." - Tonya Taylor, parent