The Be A Leader Foundation designs programs that provide a positive learning environment and a college-focused mentality for each participant to develop their high school and college educational plan (4 plus 4 plan). We work directly with middle school and high school students in primarily inner-city schools to engage them into active development of their self-esteem, leadership skills and long term preparation of their 4 plus 4 plan. Ultimate success is achieved through our long-term relationship and stewardship of their educational evolution from middle school into high school, culminating with active participation at the university level and ultimately a college degree.

Be A Leader Institute Elementary (7th Grade)

The Be A Leader Institute Elementary (BLIE) was established in 2006 for 7th graders in the Roosevelt School District (RSD). The purpose of BLIE is to create a positive environment and nurturing community through its college-focused curriculum. This 8-workshop program coinciding with the academic year provides participants with the tools, resources and encouragement necessary to begin exploring a college career. Mentorship …
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Valedictorian Club (8th Grade)

 The Valedictorian Club (V-Club) was the first program established by BALF in 2006 with sixty 8th-grade students from Roosevelt Elementary School District (RESD) and has since then expanded into the Phoenix Elementary School District (PESD) and Murphy Elementary School District (Murphy). Students are selected as “Valedictorians” of their respective schools, not on academic merit, but on character, leadership potential and the …
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Youth Leadership Conferences (8th Grade)

The purpose of the Youth Leadership Conference is for 8th grade students to feel excited and confident in their ability to achieve their educational goals when entering high school. By participating in the YLC, each student will learn about the importance of preparing for high school and will be provided the initial tools and resources for success as they transition …
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Be A Leader Clubs (9th-12th Grades)

The Be A Leader Clubs are school sponsored, student led and BALF assisted groups that center on college educational aspirations and pursuits. Clubs provide students with an opportunity to build important leadership and networking skills. The club network also allows BALF to expand its footprint and assists in allowing more students to participate in activities that help them become college …
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Be A Leader Institute High School (9th-12th Grades)

Download the Be a Leader High School Calendar! Be A Leader Institute – High School (BLIH) is a program for high school students that provide monthly workshops to help them build a college-going mentality and teach them critical academic test taking skills that are necessary to become prepared for college requirements. The Be A Leader Foundation’s primary goal is to …
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Be A Leader Senior Boot Camp (12th Grade)

Complete Online 2017 SBC Application   The Be A Leader Senior Boot Camp was established in 2010 to provide high school seniors with a detailed, easy to navigate support system during the college and scholarship application process. This extensive system ensures that each of our seniors receives personal help with the often-daunting process involved with applying for colleges and scholarships.BALF’s …
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Be A Leader Senior Boot Camp (12th Grade) – Pico Rivera, CA

On-line SBC Applcaition – Pico Rivera,CA Pico Rivera Program Calendar In August 2013, with the generous support of the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation, the Be A Leader Foundation (BALF) opened its first Senior Boot Camp program in California – in Pico Rivera, California at El Rancho High School.  The Be A Leader Senior Boot Camp program was established in …
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Be A Leader Institute College (Post Secondary)

The Be A Leader Institute College (BLIC) program provides college students with educational and career path development support. BALF supports college students to continue their education by providing a series of workshops held each academic year. College students participating in BLIC learn key elements of networking & interviewing, career & graduate school planning, how to build leadership skills, and most …
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