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.
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.