• Leadership Training for Students

    Students Are Ready to Lead



    Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program

    Tomorrow's Leaders

    Changing the World Today



    Leadership Training from a Faith-Based Perspective


    Explore Opportunities to Learn and Serve Abroad


    The Leaders Institute (LI) is a 501 c(3) non-profit leadership development and service organization. LI provides character-based leadership training to elementary, middle and high school students through helping them design and implement community service projects that reflect their passion.


    Founded in 2005, LI serves students in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and Abroad. LI is led by Stephanie K. Clark, who has been involved in youth development for over 20 years, with an M.S. in Youth Development and Program Management from the University of Maryland College Park.


    To learn more about LI's Leadership and Board, click here.

    To learn about partnerships or sponsorships, click here.

  • LI provides an interactive, fun environment in which youth learn leadership skills necessary to be agents of change that impact our community with excellence and integrity.

    FY2022 Highlights

    •     400   Students Served
    •  4,196   Leadership Training Hrs.
    •  8,045   Leadership Practicum Hrs.
    •       49   Community Service Projects

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    School-Based Programs

    Raising up students to lead in their schools.


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    Community Programs

     Coaching youth for broad impact.


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    Providing students with real-world opportunities to lead.


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      Training organizations and youth to produce effective community impact.


    • Because of LI

      Administrators report improvement in academic performance, effective leadership in other initiatives at school, improvement in the ability to self-advocate, and proof of emotional maturity to modify behavior for academic success and community impact.





      We partner with schools and Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) to facilitate student-driven leadership clubs to develop the skills and community engagement that colleges and leading corporations look for.

      We help students develop leadership skills through the design and implementation of community impact projects around the world. As a result, student leaders develop a deeper understanding of the world and discover their ability to create meaningful change. Travel, learn and work with an exceptional group of student leaders and program staff to enhance international understanding and foster friendships through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities.

      We provide a transformative encounter where youth development and marketplace excellence training unites with godly principles. The result is more than a simple exchange; it is students having a spiritual encounter that enables them to live out principles which transform their lives, their spheres of influence and their marketplace.

      Non Profit / Community Organizations

      We believe that effective change occurs from the inside out. We work with non profits and community organizations to provide leadership training through workshops, seminars and afterschool programs.

      Our Programs



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      7200 Wisconsin Ave
      Suite #500
      Bethesda, MD 20814