Training youth today to be leaders tomorrow,
L!FE Empowers Youth to Empower Their Futures.
L!FE Leaders, Inc. is a leadership & career development program that uses business skill training to help you find your voice, establish goals and action plans for achievement.
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.
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 2019, 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 inaugural Annual Youth Summit Conference with Mike Ilitch Business School (IBS), and receiving a Certificate in the Basics of Marketing and Event Planning from IBS. 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.