Mentoring is the cornerstone of all of the 100’s programming, and it is the foundation of our local chapter’s premier initiative, the Saturday Leadership Academy (SLA). The SLA is an exciting opportunity for young men in the 8th-12th grades to interact with caring adult male mentors who are members of the Greater Washington, D.C. chapter. The mentors represent a range of educational and professional backgrounds and experiences, but come with one thing in common—their dedication to positively impacting the lives of our youth.
The program meets October – May and is designed to help develop the young men into leaders by inspiring them to identify personal dreams and goals. We then encourage and support them in building action plans to achieve their goals. Participation in the SLA program has led to a number of positive outcomes, including improved grades, improved presentation skills, increased awareness of local, national and international events, and admission to college.
As a SLA participant, students grow and develop by involvement in challenging individual and team activities. Our students get to engage with professionals from myriad of careers and learn firsthand about what it takes to achieve difficult goals. Students are also given opportunities to engage in a variety of community service projects throughout the year.
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