The Leadership Empowerment Project focuses on leadership development of young African American men at the freshmen and sophomore college levels in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our objective is to recruit students, who have demonstrated a desire to overcome disadvantages and barriers that threaten their path to lifelong opportunity. Program participants will meet criteria outlined by LEP. To be considered, participants must be identified and recommended by college professor, dean, president or representatives of community/ faith-based institutions.
The final phase of the program matches the participant with an appropriate mentor, based on career goals/fields of study. LEP recruits a culturally diverse pool of mentors, trained in life coaching by LEP staff. Mentors guide the participants through the process of securing internships and first time job opportunities. They also continue to support participants as they settle into their respective career paths.