Leadership Initiatives Academic Benefits
Career Mentorship Program
Leadership Initiatives partners students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.
Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.
Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers. Students receive the perspective, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.
College Probability Modeling
When applying to colleges, most students make a list of their dream schools. A few people go a step further and look up the requirements for actually getting into these schools. Even then, it is still a mystery as to the likelihood of being accepted into that number one college of choice.
We decided to take the guess work out of it. Our partners at Parchment have come up with a system personalized to each student as they get ready to begin their college journey.
Parchment takes the applicant’s desired schools along with test scores, GPA, and other pertinent information and compares it to the gold standard for being accepted into a chosen school. It shows percentages of who is admitted and provides comparable schools that have similar standards along with other school choices that may be more likely to grant admittance.
Exclusive College Admissions Panels
Learning about college and actually experiencing college are two very different things. In the Summer of 2019, we will be hosting our summer programs at Georgetown University. This is your chance to visit the campus of one of the top universities in the nation while learning about college life from a variety of speakers.
While learning about college is great, we thought it might be helpful to actually go through the process of how to GET ACCEPTED!
Most students don’t know what to include in their personal essays and how many extracurricular activities are needed in order to diversify their college applications. In order to help our students get into their dream schools, we have assembled a panel of admissions experts from Ivy league institutions to develop a curriculum aimed at helping you get noticed when you apply to college.
These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, and what items colleges love to see when looking at applications. College is hard enough–let us make getting into it a little easier.
College Essay Review Assistance
As part of the college application process, you will be required to write a personal essay about yourself and your ambitions. For some students, this can be the most difficult part of the application process.
All of our program attendees are able to submit up to five college application essays and three scholarship applications for review by our partners at University Initiatives.
University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications. This offer is exclusive and not available with any other institution or program!
This review includes the following:
Your application will be edited to ensure you make an excellent impression at every stage of the most competitive assessment process. Our editors will expertly improve the style, clarity, sentence structure, and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed. To ensure language errors do not keep you from achieving your ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and more.
Our editors will help you tailor your application to suit your chosen program. We are equipped with experience in editing applications from diverse branches of Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities and Social Sciences. Your application will be edited with an understanding of the expectations of different academic faculties.
One-On-One College Admissions Assistance
College applications can seem intimidating and impossible to complete. We aim to relieve some of the stress and fear related to college applications.
Leadership Initiatives students will get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins and outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.
Students will get all their questions answered by someone who knows the application system in and out. Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topic, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.
Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker
Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resources for high school students across the United States.
TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology and high quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests.
TestRocker combines one of the best private tutors with the best technology has to offer, leading to efficient learning. TestRocker students have increased their SAT and ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.
Today, students from 36+ countries around the world are using TestRocker to prepare for their standardized tests.
Customized lessons, full length tests, & 24/7 customer service
TestRocker takes their content delivery seriously. When you enroll, the process begins when you take a diagnostic test to discover your strengths and weaknesses.
Based on that preliminary information, TestRocker immediately constructs a customized study plan.
This test preparation program also includes:
– More than 36 timed practice quizzes organized by topic with video explanations
– Personalized study plans that track progress over the test preparation periods
– Access to seasoned tutors
– Progress tracking on study plans to ensure students continue to improve test scores even when they have areas of trouble
+280 SAT & +4 ACT Average Point Increase
On Average TestRocker students have increased their SAT scores by an average of 280 points and their ACT scores 4 points.
We can achieve this by understanding our students. We acknowledge each student has many personal and extra-curricular commitments, which makes it tough to schedule traditional test prep classes.
We have made TestRocker safe and accessible on any internet-enabled device so that students can spend more time learning and less time commuting to and from classes. This allows students and TestRocker to collaborate more often and identify more content areas of focus.
These simple steps, along with our learning vs. standardized practice methodology, build a focused and personalized program creating significant gains for students who participate fully in the program.
Bi-Weekly Email Reports To Parents To Communicate Progress
When your child joins the International Leadership and Business Summit, he or she will be assigned an Advisor who will check in with your child on a regular basis over the course of six months to help set goals and review progress.
We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress and have detailed information so they may communicate and partner with their students as they prepare for the test.
We take accountability to support students throughout their test-prep journey.
In addition to sending regular encouraging emails, we send a “friendly reminder” email to your student to encourage him or her to log back on and continue the test prep plan if there has been no activity in 2 weeks.
2000+ Questions with Video Explanations
TestRocker has 2000+ questions with video explanations, 24/7 staff support, and an average 24 hour response time to test-related questions. This will help transform any students’ test score and allow students to push themselves to become the ideal candidate for their goal colleges and universities.
“The amount of personal connection in the TestRocker program is great. I feel as if TestRocker is sitting there next to me as I go through the program. If I have a specific question, I can just send an email to them, which they reply to within a day.”
– Evan P. (Student)
“I have been very impressed with the program for its thoroughness as well as the fact that it makes the prep work fun. My son has become so motivated to succeed that he worked all Christmas break on the program, without any prodding from me.”
– Mary P. (Parent)
“Testrocker’s video explanations help me a lot in my SAT study sessions because not only do they review the concepts, but they provide helpful test taking strategies that I can use on the test. It’s very organized and it lets me know what areas I need to focus on. I would definitely recommend this to anybody wanting to raise their SAT score!”
– Chloe A. (Student)
Scholarship Application Assistance
Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.
In 2018, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.
Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:
- Notre Dame
- UNC Chapel Hill
- UC Berkley
- Kansas State
- The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)
Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William and Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!
Letters Of Recommendation
Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Program will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any LI staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.
Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Program can look to the lawyers they’ll be working with for their letters. Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation as well. By looking to these people whose lives you positively impacted, students will receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation. All LI staff members are eager and excited to showcase our amazing students to their potential colleges.
These unique and complementary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefit that Leadership Initiatives has. Here are some letters of recommendation for past students and their feedback:
Matthew Matusiewicz – Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering
Matthew Chang – Half Ride Scholarship to Harvard University
Ricky Toh – Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University
Meredith Karle – Merit Based Scholarship Full Ride to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
College Mentorship Program
Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs IBIP students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school
Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.
IBIP students also have the opportunity to network with past IBIP participants, who attend the nation’s foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US Congresspeople, and many of the leading businesses nationwide, and know the qualities that helped them throughout their own personal journey.
Students will receive customized webpages based on which program they attend.
These webpages explain what the program is, what your student did throughout, include professional pictures and videos from the conference, and showcases every student’s life-changing accomplishments. A link to the website will be included in each student’s personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.
Below are real student websites from 2018 Youth Development Programs: