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 from college students and professionals is also part of the student’s journey within BLIE. The program is currently only available for students in the Roosevelt School District, but BALF’s goal is to implement the BLIE program into additional inner-city elementary school districts.

How To Apply: BLIE accepts applications from 6th grade students in the Roosevelt School District during their spring semester for the following academic year. For more information about registering for the program please contact or call 602.758.8000.


Download the 2016-2017 program application!

BLIE Program Application (English) PDF   | BLIE Program Application (Spanish) PDF



Workshop Topics

The BLIE curriculum includes the following 8 workshop topics:

The Foundation of My Success!

The ABC’s of My Education

Community Involvement

Being the Best Version of Myself

Building My Resource Bank

There’s No I in Team

Glimpse into My Future


Current BLIE Members:

Download the BLIE Calendar Here

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