Partner Spotlight: LEAD Academy

Since 2010, students have gained amazing insights into the larger Nashville community through our Rotary partnership. At that time Rotarians began working with students in 7th grade, whoare now seniors, through a farm-to-table project. This grew into a mentoring program meeting one-on-one with high school students throughout the year, hosting students on job-shadow days, and participating in Student-led Conferences. For the past three summers, LEAD students participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, with graduates returning each summer to serve as RYLA counselors. We are thrilled to continue this partnership through mentoring lunches and job shadowing experiences to be hosted this fall.