The Ivy Leadership Academy is designed to empower high school students grades 10-12 with the tools needed for personal and professional life and career success.
Ivy is based on the theory that exposure to higher education, mentors, role modeling and planning a future will increase persistence toward high school completion and encourage college attendance. Providing high school students with self-determination to envision a future for themselves will result in strong multicultural leaders, strong family units and healthier successful communities.
Ivy Leadership Academy Program Goals:
- Develop leadership skills for young people
- Provide a bridge for a seamless transition from high school to college or career
- Increase motivation and persistence toward high school completion
- Empower young people and enhance their self-esteem
- Provide mentoring opportunities for underrepresented high school students from multicultural community leaders
- Cultivate relationships between accomplished leaders as role-models for Ivy Leadership Academy participants
- Enable young people to take ownership in their future career choices by providing multiple demonstrations and models for success
- Demonstrate skills and techniques for dealing with negative behaviors and interactions i.e. bullying, peer pressure
- Encourage a “WE Can-Do Attitude”
The highlight of the Ivy Leadership Academy is the mentor program. The students will be provided a variety of campus or community Exceptional Leaders with whom they can connect. Ivy will continue after the Academy with mentor contact, Ivy Tweets, and a newsletter.
If you wish to donate to the Ivy Leadership Fund, please contact Marilyn Dreis at firstname.lastname@example.org.