The Leadership Empowerment Project
Overcoming disadvantages and barriers.
A Desire to Overcome
LEP focuses on the leadership development of young men of color at the freshmen and sophomore college levels. Based in Atlanta, our objective is to recruit students who have demonstrated a desire to overcome disadvantages and barriers that threaten their path to lifelong opportunity.
Student applications are now available for the LEP Leadership Development Program for young men of color. Begin the process now.
Interested in partnering with LEP as a mentor?LEP is looking for select, well-respected mentors to help shape the next generation.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
— Former President, Barack Obama
Our program has seen tremendous success, with nearly 80% of our Fellows graduating and going on to pursue higher education and other professional opportunities. We are proud to make a lasting impact on the lives of the men we serve.
Make a Donation
Donations ensure the success of not only our program operations, but they enable many young men the opportunity to participate, who for many, may not be able to take part in this program.