LEAD Academy Mentoring Program
LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Activism, and Development) Academy Mentoring Program embraces the intersections of leadership and social justice.
LEAD is a leadership and mentorship program aimed at first-year students who self-identify as first generation and/or student of color at Wagner College. Participants will be involved in a program that will cultivate and nurture student leaders from underrepresented groups. Our program pairs a first-year student with an upper-level student to assist with their transition to Wagner College.
Participants will have access to a year-long leadership program that will cultivate and nurture student leaders from underrepresented minority groups. Mentors and Mentees will participate in programs, training, and workshops to enhance their academic and professional skills.
Eligibility of Mentee Participation for LEAD Academy
New undergraduate students (first year and transfers) who self-identify with any of the following backgrounds are eligible to join LEAD Academy.
- Students of Color (i.e: Black/African American, Arab American, Asian/Asian American, Latino/a/x, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, or Multiracial students).
- First generation college student (first in the family to attend college)
Please be advised that the program content is geared toward those who are first year students -however, the program also welcomes new transfer students as well.