The Be A Leader Foundation’s mission is to increase the number of students who are prepared for and succeed in higher education by empowering them with tools, leadership skills and consistent support, transforming lives and creating life-long opportunities. Founded in 2002 as scholarship granting organization, Be A Leader started offering programs in 2006 with an 8th grade program serving only 32 students. Their PIPELINE of college-access programs grew alongside its students and now includes eight, college-access programs and a Network for School Improvement impacting thousands of students each year from middle school through college. The programs provide students and families with critical information and support during the often daunting college and scholarship application process. Be A Leader’s goal is simple – every participant attains a college degree.