Lead The Way Learning Academy is a non-profit youth development and youth work readiness agency. We empower youth to take a meaningful place in the 21st Century workplace by providing youth development and youth work readiness programs & activities. We serve youth in grades K-12.
We provide a continuum of youth development services for children that will lead to their future educational and career success. Lead The Way Learning Academy services and activities are supported by evidence-based practices, utilizing research and well-recognized best practices.
Lead The Way has been providing youth development and youth work readiness services in Franklin County since 2004, starting as a youth workforce development and outreach program at the J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center.
Lead The Way Learning Academy was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2014. We are a community-based youth development & youth workforce agency providing year-round programs of educational enrichment, workforce development, and related social services.
Our mission is to provide purpose, direction, motivation, and opportunities to young people. We accomplish our mission by providing innovative, evidence-based activities and services that will inspire a true sense of destiny to each person we serve.
To be the #1 resource for parents, students, administrators, employers, and community.
To be the #1 choice for parents, students, administrators, employers, and community.
We are committed to excellence and integrity in all we do; we are devoted to relationships, reliability, and results.
At LTWLA, participant satisfaction (youth, parents, partners) is the measure of our success. It is the responsibility of each employee, within reason, to interact with the participants to achieve this goal.
Youth are prepared for college
Youth are prepared for work
Youth understand resources available to them
Youth are exposed and aware of their options
Franklin County Jobs & Family Services (2014-present)
Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (summer 2021)
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