• Our Lazarus Project has proven that

    teens are ready to lead.

     

     

    LI International

    Explore opportunities to serve survivors of sex-trafficking in Moldova.

    Godly Leadership School

    Our faith-based character training program occurs on

    Sundays at the AFI Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

  • About LI

    The Leaders Institute (LI) is a 501 c(3) non-profit leadership development and service organization. LI provides character-based leadership training to middle and high schoolers by 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 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.

    FY2015

    • 80 Students Served
    •    7 Service Sites
    •  20 Total Volunteers

    FY2016

    • 150 Students Served
    •   14 Service Sites
    • 63  Total Volunteers

    FY2017

    • 200 Students Served
    •    18 Service Sites
    •    71 Total Volunteers

    FY2018

    • 400 Students Served
    •    22 Service Sites
    •    80 Total Volunteers

    95% of students served initiate community impact initiatives that creatively address a need within their local community.

    90% of students served execute community impact initiatives with a standard of excellence and integrity that yields repeat requests to serve.

  • WHAT WE DO

    School-Based Programs

    Raising up students to lead in their schools.

     

     

    Community Programs

    Coaching youth for broad impact.

      

    Student

    Internships

    Providing students with real-world opportunities to lead.

     

      Training

      Workshops

      Training organizations to produce effective youth programs.

         

    • Because of LI

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

       

       

    • WHERE WE WORK

      High Schools

      Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS and James Hubert Blake HS

      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. The Lazarus Leadership Fellows program is hosted at BCC.

      LI International

      Nigeria and Moldova

      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 impact. 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.

      Godly Leadership School

      Sundays@AFI Theatre

      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

      YMCA . Montgomery County Rec Dept . LAYC

      We believe that effective change occurs from the inside out. We host courses within churches, neighborhood recreation and community centers giving families convenient access to leadership development for their student.

    • SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS​

    • LI NEWS

      Great things are happening every day at LI.

      LI International in Nigeria Empower impoverished girls to dream big and transform their...
      LI International in Moldova Impact the lives of the orphans rescued from or in danger of being...
      John Mumford, Chairman of the Board John Mumford is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy of...
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    • CONTACT

      Please send us questions or comments.

      7201 Wisconsin Ave
      Suite #440
      Bethesda, MD 20814
      301.655.9679
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