LEAD Program

Leadership development through engagement and mentoring

SPEA’s L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, and Development) Program is a multifaceted program serving underrepresented and first generation college students. The program’s mission is to develop SPEA students from traditionally underrepresented groups into leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to work with diverse communities, institutions, and organizations to develop impactful, scalable, and sustainable solutions that solve complex problems.

30 percent of SPEA’s Spring 2017 undergraduate population were members of underrepresented communities. 16 percent of Spring 2017 students were 21st Century Scholars.

Financial support for L.E.A.D. mentors and mentees

Participants in the L.E.A.D. program are awarded an academic scholarship and participate in a variety of campus and community-wide events designed for personal and professional development.

Join or support the L.E.A.D. initiative

Contact SPEA’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to learn more about the program, including how you can support the program financially or become a program mentor or mentee.

Tamra Wright
(317) 274-0810

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