From students, parents, and partners whose lives the program changed

Testimonials

Over the past 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has changed thousands of lives both in the United States and abroad. While we have the numbers to show these accomplishments, one of the biggest testaments to the success and impact of our work comes from the students who have been a part of it.

Click below to see testimonials from students, partners and beneficiaries on the best aspects of our program:

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Law, Medical and Business Summits

The Mentorship Program

Letters of Recommendation

Additional References

Testimonials

Client, Patient and Business Partner Testimonials

SAT/ACT Training Testimonials

Leadership Initiatives Student Testimonials

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

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My name is Meredith K. and I went to a Leadership Initiatives’ summer program last year at Georgetown University. One of the things that really stood out to me about was how hard the staff worked to make sure I had an amazing experience.

They are dedicated to changing the lives of both the students at Georgetown University and of people in our global community. The level of attention to detail and student support is unparalleled by any other summer program I’ve attended."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Received A Leadership Scholarship To Attend The University Of North Carolina

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Meredith K.

Health Summit Intern

Advanced Medical & Public

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Because of my participation in the program, I have received SAT training, scholarship assistance, a mentor and will soon have my college essays reviewed all while I am able to help transform lives across the globe.

We were even featured by my local news station. It is all I could ask for and more."

See his local news story here

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Intern At The Advanced Medical And Public Health Summit

Currently helping to improve Oculus Rift Communication between doctors, interns, and patients in the developing world.

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Bennett L.

Advanced Law & Trial

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Internship Summit

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I truly believe Leadership Initiatives brought me a step closer to my goal of becoming a lawyer. It is mind-boggling that I meet with a member of Congress to advocate for my client. This experience gave me a chance to demonstrate my intellect and potential to those who have the power to change my life.

There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to complete such an amazing program."

Student Name:

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

Preparing To Attend Tier 2 Of The Advanced Law & Trial Summit.

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Melissa F.

Internship Program

International Business

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I loved getting to work with my business partner Hamza and was honored to help transform his life with my team. It was so different from any experience I've ever had and taught me so much about myself and others.

I realized this summer, that I do not have to be 40 or 30 or even 20 to change the world, I could do it right here, right now."

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International Business Internship Program

Harvard freshman who taught new welding techniques and designed a logo for his business partner

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Matthew C.

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Having the opportunity to diagnose and recommend treatment to patients in other countries has made me fall in love with the field of medicine even more.

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LI has contributed to my future in medicine and in the largest way possible; exposure to the field itself!"

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Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Now Interning For Leadership Initiatives and Working Directly With Surgeons On Our Medical Tier 2 Program.

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Shane A.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

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During my business internship, I researched and taught new welding techniques to my business partner Raibu. Working with Leadership Initiatives, I get to change lives and that is what now drives me every day.

I have never stepped foot in Bauchi, Nigeria, but it is my goal to change lives there for generations to come."

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International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Creating new welding logos for his business partner Raibu.

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Summer Program:

Korben L.

Student Testimonials On The Mentorship Program

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

In my mentor, I have found someone who has seen the world. Someone who has made a life for themselves and their family. Someone who is living the American Dream. Someone who has walked a path and is now showing me how to follow in their footsteps."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Earning a business degree to create her own company

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Jurnee D.

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Attending The University of Notre Dame on a full-ride academic & leadership scholarship.

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Anna K.

Student Mentorship

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Having a mentor like Chip has been and will continue to be very beneficial to me because of his proven success, his work ethic and most importantly the amount of interest he has in seeing me succeed."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Partnered with Chip Kunde, Vice President of Government Relations for Sysco, a multinational food distribution corporation with over $50 billion in annual revenue

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Summer Program:

Korben L.

Letter of Recommendation Testimonials

Letters Of

Recommendation

I almost cried after reading my letter of recommendation and Mr. Bailly's offer to call Georgetown University on my behalf.

The recommendation letter I received from Mr. Bailly illustrated what our team accomplished during our time with LI and highlighted how I was building a better life for my business partner and myself.

This letter was incredible and I believe it will help me get into the school of my dreams."

See Her Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Currently developing a new method for transporting fish using solar technology and waiting on college application decisions

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Summer Program:

Julia G.

Letters Of

Recommendation

Mr. Bailly's letter of recommendation was all I could ask for.

Every step of the way he has encouraged me to reach for my dreams, he has called college admissions offices for me, set up personal meetings with individuals to make me a better student and worked with Leadership Initiatives partners to have my college essays and my scholarship applications professionally reviewed.

I feel because of him I have become the best student and candidate I could be."

See His Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Starting his second year at Standford University

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Summer Program:

Ricky T.

Letters Of

Recommendation

This program has made me a better leader, has taught me how I can transform the world and allowed me to transform lives.

Marshall's letter of recommendation showcased all of that and has been able to show colleges not only who I am but who I hope to become. Beyond that, Marshall has called admissions offices on my behalf and worked at all hours to make my team become successful.

Every step of the way, Marshall helped me learn more about myself and who I can be someday."

See Her Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Teaching Orphans The Alphabet In Bauchi State, Nigeria, Over Skype

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Catherine W.

Summer Partner Testimonials

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

What I really like about the students is that they want to help us with our fish farming business.

Anna and Hunter have helped us maintain our fish, taught me new ways to reuse our water and helped us learn how to use dead fish for other purposes to grow our profits in the market.

We can now feed more members of our community and my family and staff could afford a better education and life."

See Shehu's First Bucket Of Fish Over 100 Kilograms Here!

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Implementing new student solutions to kill bacteria, allowing fish to grow at a faster rate.

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Fish Farming Partner:

Shehu G.

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

I cannot thank Grace enough, my family is poor and when I got sick we could not afford to travel to the hospital.

When Grace and Leadership Initiatives offered to diagnosis and pay for my treatment, I felt my life was saved.

Even though I had Malaria, I now knew what illness I was up against and finally had the medication to fight it, thank you, thank you, thank you. "

See Fatima's Student Diagnosis Here

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Student Name:

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Fully recovered and starting work at a catering shop

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Medical Patient:

Fatima B.

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

I love the students, they care so much and really want me to succeed.

Because of the students, my business will have an advertising plan, a new rotating menu with new American deserts and dishes that will continue to add to my faithful customers. 

The new menu they created gives my business a professional feel that will allow me to compete in Birshi. I am so honored to call Leia and her team my family. "

See Deborah's New Menu Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Restaurant Owner and Proud Her New Recipes For American Mixed Berry Cobbler

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Restaurant Partner:

Deborah O.

Student SAT/ACT Training Testimonials

TestRocker

Testimonial

I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.

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I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Running Track As A Freshman At Saint Joseph’s University

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Ashley M.

TestRocker

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I dreaded the SAT and always thought I was a poor test taker.

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Then I began working with TestRocker and realized that all I really needed was a plan and some practice. Leadership Initiatives helped me find the average SAT scores for my top University picks and TestRocker is training me to surpass those scores.

I am now excited to surpass my own expectations. "

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Working on her SAT scores while creating new dress designs for her tailoring business partner.

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DaShay

TestRocker

Testimonial

Test Rocker has really helped me in identifying which skills I need to improve on in order to succeed on the ACT.

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The video explanations are immensely useful in augmenting my understanding on a certain subject, and the practice quizzes after most modules aids in keeping one accountable for what they know.

Overall, I cannot express how much Testrocker has meant to me."

Student Name:

Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit

Studying for her future while creating business cards and an advertising plan for Zainab Mahmud and her Yogurt Business

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Miliana B.