Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow®

img_7141Since the re-launch in 2014, the Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT)® Program has engaged Louisville high school students in meaningful character and leadership experiences. With a commitment to develop participants ability to navigate complex life situations and create a positive impact in their communities, this program has:

  • Created opportunities for about 20 students annually
  • Awarded a total of $19,000 in scholarships
  • Participated in 6 National Business Case Competitions 
  • Continuously built Louisville’s pipeline of leaders

The Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® is a yearlong, after school program that serves as the primary means by which the Kentucky Chapter manifests the association’s mission for high school students by teaching them leadership, financial literacy, college and career preparation, and life skills. Additionally, two scholarships are awarded to participating students each year. The program objective for the Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® is to empower high-school students with the tools necessary to become future leaders in the business realm.

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Provide teens opportunities to learn about the business world and guide them as they explore, plan, and prepare for a successful career.


Empower high-school students with the tools necessary to become future leaders in the business realm.


Leaders of Tomorrow® strives to teach each participant fundamental leadership skills and provide students with opportunities to practice and refine these abilities. Themes include:

  • Defining Leadership
  • Personal Branding
  • Public Speaking
  • Mentorship
  • Community Service

Financial Literacy

Leaders of Tomorrow® strives to instill financial responsibility with real-world examples. Themes include:

  • Setting Goals
  • Budgeting
  • Analysis of Business Financials
  • Entrepreneurship

College Preparation

Leaders of Tomorrow® helps prepare students for higher education with tips, personal assessments, and on-campus experiences. Themes include:

  • Academic Success
  • Interest Assessments
  • College Visits
  • Major/Minor Selections
  • College Selection Process
  • College Applications

Career Preparation

Leaders of Tomorrow® exposes students to potential career paths, provides expert mentors, and enables real-world experiences. Themes include:

  • Potential Careers
  • Strengths, Interests and Values
  • Resume Creation
  • Application Process
  • Interviewing
  • Work Behavior

Life Skills

Leaders of Tomorrow® provides students with a community network of support and increasing access to enrichment that positively impacts members’ quality of life. Themes include: 

  • Effective Listening    Life Skills
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Networking
  • Resiliency
  • Self-Care

LS2019 Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® Showcase

The Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® Showcase is the culminating local event for the program year. This flagship event recognizes student accomplishments, announces scholarship recipients, and exhibits the hard work done in preparation for the National Business Case Competition to their family, friends, partners, and the community.


Case TeamNational Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit

Each year, high school students from across the country travel to participate in the Annual National Black MBA Association® Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit. The highlight of the Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit is the annual National Business Case Competition which is designed to help participants develop real-world critical thinking and problem-solving skills by researching, analyzing, and presenting recommendations for an MBA level business case study.


LOT Recruiting Flyer We Are Recruiting Leaders of Tomorrow® Students      

Do you know a high school student with potential and they just need an extra boost?  This program may be just what they need to excel! The Leaders of Tomorrow® program helps students develop the discipline needed to achieve their goals. With lessons and activities on leadership, personal branding, resume writing, and so much more, students will not only be prepared for college, but they will also have an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds on a local and national level.

If you know a potential Leaders of Tomorrow® student, please invite them to complete the LOT® Student Application and email it to or they can mail their application to:

Kentucky Leaders of Tomorrow® 
P.O. Box 2953
Louisville, KY 40201

Leaders Needed to Lead Leaders

Volunteers are needed to help with LOT® program sessions and events throughout the year. To find out more about the program, please reach out to the VP of LOT®, Aisha Neal at You can find the LOT® Mentor Application here.