COLLEGE BOUND, FOCUSED, AND PREPARED
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.
OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Investing in our Pipeline of College-Going Programs
Expanding our impact by securing the necessary talent and programmatic partnerships needed to increase the number of students who can access the consistent support our club network and monthly program model successfully provide.
Scaling Our Impact Through a Systems Approach
We will continue to expand partnerships with school districts and postsecondary institutions in order to increase the number of students who receive individualized support during the postsecondary application and enrollment process.
Expanding Postsecondary Success Opportunities
Investing in critical resources that will increase the service experience for Be A Leader college students, including the staffing talent needed to support additional students through our portfolio of postsecondary success programs.
WHERE ARE OUR STUDENTS NOW
My name is Guadalupe, I am currently a sophomore at Northern Arizona University studying Criminology & Criminal Justice with a minor in Law, Rights, and Justice.
Hi, my name is Peyton. I am in my first year at ASU, majoring in Biological Sciences, and I am a leader!
My name is Eugenia, I am a freshman at Arizona State University - Barrett the Honors College and I am a leader!
IN THE NEWS
2021 Taking Steps Towards College Success vSummit Date Announced
2021 Taking Steps Towards College Success vSummit Dates Announced Phoenix, Arizona (September 2, 2021) – The pandemic has challenged our education system in ways that none of us could have imagined. Our students, families [...]
Be A Leader Foundation Shocked And Honored To Be A Recipient Of The “Now Is The Moment” Grant Commemoration From Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
$250,000 Awarded to Be A Leader Foundation; the single largest one-year unrestricted grant that Be A Leader has received in its history. BE A LEADER FOUNDATION SHOCKED AND HONORED TO BE A RECIPIENT OF [...]
INVEST IN ARIZONA’S FUTURE TODAY
When you donate to the Be A Leader Foundation, you join our cause and directly support students in your community. Given the proper support and opportunity, every student has the potential to earn a college degree. We provide that opportunity at no cost to any student. Your financial support will allow us to change the lives of more students.
OUR FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS