Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, they offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships.
Program Overview: The Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) empowers participants (called Project Managers) to leverage their personal leadership talents to address the social issue they select and want to impact. Project Managers are assigned to small groups lead by a Project Coach, an adult mentor who has professional and volunteer experience leading projects and engaging students. Project Coaches facilitate collaboration and student-based learning as Project Managers cultivate their leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills together.
HOBY’s World Leadership Congress is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens. Participating students have the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders in a wide variety of fields. They also participate in hands-on leadership learning and activities in addition to service opportunities throughout the week. After the week long program, students leave inspired and motivated to articulate and accomplish their goals as well as make positive changes in their local and global community.