Our Philosophy

Project LEAD fosters the development of communication, leadership, and empathy skills through language, education, arts, and debate. By providing afterschool, homeschool, extra-curricular, summer camp, and primary school educators across the country with comprehensive curriculum packages and programs, we are ensuring that children of all backgrounds have access to the development of the skill sets necessary to take on any leadership role. By equipping educators with Project LEAD curriculum with topics ranging from creative & performing arts, to debate & language arts, and even to environmentalism & investigative journalism, we are affording them the chance to impart a sense of purpose and self-confidence in our children. In turn, we provide our children with opportunities to grow as leaders beginning in elementary school and continuing through middle school, high school, and beyond.

As a LEAD Educator, anyone can engage children in life changing leadership skill development. With the ease of access to our digital curriculum, LEAD Educators are provided the flexibility to teach their classes and workshops in virtually any setting. If working in a setting where access to technology is limited for example, the LEAD Educator can print out their materials for their students ahead of time. From the introduction of Project LEAD curriculum to the final moments of instruction, LEAD Educators have the joy of teaching children how to actively listen, analyze what they are hearing, identify the facts in a story, form their own point of views, effectively communicate their perspectives to others, and so much more. LEAD Educators have the opportunity to teach children that they can share both similar and opposing views with others while remaining well-spoken, diplomatic, and empathetic toward one another. LEAD Educators are equipped to teach children how to delve into the issues and current events at hand, find what they are passionate about, and develop the self-confidence to view themselves as future leaders with something important to say. As a LEAD Educator, you will have an essential role in helping children see themselves as having the potential to create change and the ability to become anything they want including advocates, public speakers, community leaders, organizers, politicians, innovators, and visionaries.

It is Project LEAD’s commitment to provide the resources necessary for LEAD Educators to guide our children as they become the open-minded, confident, fair, honest, diplomatic, effective, powerful leaders of tomorrow. Project LEAD’s curriculum is the foundation for creating change.

Where Does the Name Project LEAD Come From?

Project LEAD’s name is two-fold. First, Project LEAD stands for Project Language, Education, Arts, Debate – the core subject areas that we provide curricula for. Second, Project LEAD is a movement – a movement to create future leaders through educational enrichment programs.