Training youth today to be leaders tomorrow,

L!FE Empowers Youth to Empower Their Futures.


For Detroit Youth, L!FE provides training in leadership, interpersonal & business skills, and access to opportunity.

L!FE empowers our youth on a path to change their world in the most uplifting and positive manner through immersive, experiential training in Entrepreneur-ISM – building you: believing in oneself, articulating dreams and goals, and having the audacity and tools to make it happen. L!FE launches skills and confidence to know anything is possible with the strength of character, integrity, and the courage to figure it out.


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AUGUST 12 & 13

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Visit L!FE Leaders, Inc InstagramTV for previous events and our Real Talk Series:

Episode 1:  Healthcare in Detroit – L!VE Q&A with Henry Ford Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer, Stefanie Roberts Newman

Episode 2:  Education & GDYT Summer 2020 – L!VE Q&A with Board Vice President of Detroit Public School Community District, Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, & Program Manager, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, Misty Evans

Episode 3: Mental Health & Wellness – L!VE Q&A with Robin Rayford, ME Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychoanalyst

Episode 4: Racism in America:#blacklivesmatter – L!VE Q&A with Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers, Pastor at Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Spiritual Son of Coretta Scott King, Interfaith Bridge Builder, Human Rights Activist

Episode 5: Youth & Activism in Detroit – L!VE Q&A
with Student Leader & Activist, Ridgeley Hudson, 2020 Graduate of Martin Luther King High School & District Council Member


 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. High School Graduate & Student Activist, Ridgeley Hudson


L!FE Leaders, Inc. is a leadership & career development program that uses business skill training to help you find your voice, establish goals, action plans for achievement, and opportunity!


Teenagers – Find your voice, establish goals, and action plans for achievement in life, education and your careers. Do all of this while immersed in real life work experiences. L!FE teaches middle school and high school students (emerging adults) the skills needed to succeed in life, education and careers. Using hand-on, fun and experiential programming, L!FE teaches essential life and career skills:

• Networking, Finding One’s Own Voice, Marketing, Public Speaking, Financial Acumen
• Self-confidence, Presentation Skills, Business Etiquette and more

L!FE students put these skills into action by working in their community with established business, community and political leaders to foster relationships and bonds for life. We offer the expertise that can lead to real success — YOU CAN DO IT, AND HERE’S HOW.

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To Our Community:

A Word from L!FE President & Founder, Amy Nederlander

Dear Parents and Detroit Community,

It is an honor to be working with your children and Detroit’s youth to empower their voice, self-confidence and professional skills through training and working in the community. Building professional relationships within Detroit’s revitalization now, to empower students future careers, and life in general, is a key pillar of our work. It is exciting to see so much growth and networking into real opportunity by our students, and we want you to know about it! We are thrilled to be launching L!FE Leaders, Inc. Monthly Newsletter to keep you posted on exciting developments in our students personal growth, as well as events and opportunities for you and your families to participate.

The name of our organization is L!FE Leaders, Inc.

L!FE = Leadership Fueled by Entrepreneur-ISM

(the ISM =  ‘building you’)

Entrepreneur-ISM = The Ability & Audacity to Achieve

The best way for us to represent our work is through the voice of our students, and those they work with.  I would be most appreciative if you would watch a student-made music video about their L!FE experiences, written, directed and produced by L!FE students, available here Feedback from students, educators and guest speakers can be found here. And press highlighting our program and inaugural fundraising event on March 28, 2019 can be found here. It is so important to me, and all of us, that we emphasize this feedback to you because the amazing support we are receiving is due to the phenomenal work of your children: creating a business plan for Tindal Activity Center; hosting the sponsors of their Gala at Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre (researching the corporations and individuals in advance of the evening, preparing for conversations with the people they want to meet and following up with thank you notes and meetings (!));  doing peer-to-peer training in public speaking and presentation skills for University of Michigan’s Doctors of Tomorrow program at Cass Tech, and so much more.–

As we plan to embark on L!FE Summer 2020, it is exciting to share with you that L!FE students will be working with S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center to create a marketing plan,  producing our secon Annual Youth Summit Conference with Mike Ilitch Business School (MIBS), and receiving a Certificate in the Basics of Marketing and Event Planning from MIBS.  Detroit’s youth will continue actively participating in Detroit’s revitalization as they secure their position in Detroit’s future! Bravo to Detroit’s emerging adults!

Amy Nederlander, Founder & President, L!FE Leaders, Inc.

L!FE Excellence Core Summer 2018 Town Hall Highlights

Excellence Corps Summer 2018 program brought together high school students five days a week over the course of 5 ½ weeks to build leadership, goal achievement skills and networking relationships for academic, career and civic responsibility. The program trained participants in public speaking, networking, design thinking and creating a Strategic Plan for Tindal Activity Center in Detroit, MI.

What people are saying…

“As we commit to planting seeds of opportunities in the minds of young people, it’s extremely rewarding to witness fertility blossom in those who participate in L!FE Leader’s, Inc. Excellence Corps. From eager curious minds at the start of the program, to focused energetic young leaders at its conclusion, L!FE Leaders, Inc. fosters important engagement that leads to confidence and opportunities for success. We can’t continue to say that students are disengaged if we aren’t providing circumstances that foster engagement….and Excellence Corps does just that!”
Angelique Peterson-MayberryVice President, Board, Detroit Public Schools Community District
“These kids are phenomenal. What you have accomplished in those three weeks since you have been at Tindal, to even come up with this idea, to say ‘Ok, let’s look into the future, let’s see  what we need to do’.”
Maria Adams LaughtonExecutive Director, Tindal Activity Center, Detroit

Raise a Glass to Our Incredible Sponsors & Guests for Supporting
L!FE Leaders, Inc.’s Inaugural Hamilton Gala Fundraiser!

Thank You for Fueling L!FE.

L!FE Leaders, Inc., a non-profit, will take on future initiatives like those originally launched by L!FE Leaders, Inc. Founders, including Entrepreneur-ISM Intensive & Collective, Excellence Corps, L!FE PRIME Internships Training Program, and L!FE Afterschool Club.