Emerging Leaders Academy provides tools for self-empowerment through guidance, mentoring and training. Our program facilitates a powerful, positive transformation in personal growth, inner strength, and self-esteem. This transformation encourages members to participate in leadership roles as they reintegrate into the community. Our mission is to transform the lives of those who are looking to break the cycle of despair and violence.
At Emerging Leaders Academy, participants are instructed in an environment that is free from hostility, judgment, and negativity. We assist participants in recognizing that their true potential lies within them, inspiring them to make responsible and life-affirming choices. Our progressive, proven program guides participants through the process of unlearning negative behavior, providing them with the tools to see how each decision they make affects not only themselves, but the lives of others.
Emerging Leaders Academy, a 501(c) 3.
The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Urban League, Goodwill of Southern Los Angeles County, Long Beach Police Department and the Agape International Spiritual Center. ELA is an educational program created to provide life-skill components to the participant population: gang members, “at risk” persons, new contributors (ex-offenders) and community members. ELA is a path to opportunities, providing participants with essential career developmental skills for traditional employment, including opportunities behind the scenes in the Film/TV industry. ELA also provides entrepreneurship training and a therapeutic writing workshop, being alternatives to criminal behavior and violence, thereby empowering participants to take a new direction in life.
Tools To Succeed
The Emerging Leaders Academy provides tools for self empowerment through guidance, mentoring and training. Participants will be equipped with skills enabling them to improve their quality of life. ELA’s leadership training includes:
- Providing and Increasing Leadership Skills
- Identification of Strengths, Abilities and Goals
- Entrepreneurship Center (business workshops, business plan coaching and business assessment)
- Employment Resources (career development, owners seeking employment and on-the-job training)
- Identification of Support Networks
- Financial Education (personal/family budgeting)
- Record Expungement Evaluation (attorney workshop)
- Community Service Credit
- Evaluation for Possible Early Termination of Probation
- Program Completion Certificate