LEAD the Way

Summer Leadership Camp: Enabling Teenagers to Develop Transformative Leadership Skills

LEAD the Way (LTW) is a one-week physical leadership development programme designed to inspire, empower and equip teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 to understand and achieve their full leadership potential.

The Teenager would take part in leadership and life skill trainings, career pathway workshops and listen to established facilitators and trainers that will take them through a journey of self-awareness; encourage them to lead ethically, and support them to make purposeful and meaningful career transitions.
LEAD the Way (LTW) is LEAP Africa’s leadership development programme designed to inspire, empower and equip a new generation of young transformative and ethical leaders between the ages of 13-17 to discover and achieve their full leadership potential.

The LEAD The Way curriculum is modelled after international best practices and emerging lessons from reports on youth development across Africa.


Leadership and Life Skills Training


Mentorship and career pathway training


Community site visit and change project

Building the Next Generation of Young African Leaders

Increase consciousness of self

Increase level of patriotism

Increase career awareness

Mentorship opportunities


Strong Moral Compass

Build long-lasting friendships and social skills

Collaboration & Managing Controversies

Summer Leadership Camp 2024

Week Long Camp

1-week intensive, physical, hands-on training for teenagers on leadership, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and positioning for global opportunities.

Inspire, Empower and Equip

Raise a generation of young transformative and ethical leaders between the ages of 13-19.

Access to Resources

The course contains different resource types including mentors, text, videos, games, quizzes, and podcasts.

Leaders in Action

Participants carry out community change projects and engage in site visits, excursions, and learning trips.

Our Courses

Learners Values and Ethics

Learners will learn the importance of core values, and integrity as critical to other values. Learners will be encouraged to evaluate their value systems, explore and identify their personal core values, and discuss how to translate their values into action.

Vision and Goal Setting

A strong sense of vision and mission is the basis of transformative leadership. This session entails a discourse on the value of visions and missions in leadership using examples of persons with clear visions and missions.

The Act and Art of Leadership

Learners will be introduced to the concept of leadership and will reflect on their perceptions and definitions of leadership. In addition, they will be introduced to LEAP Africa's principles of leadership and leadership development.

Self Leadership

The various dimensions of self-leadership including time management, communication skills, emotional intelligence, goal setting, etiquette, personal grooming and continuous learning, are covered in this session.

Learnings From Our Last Virtual Session

Virtual Summer Teenage Leadership Camp

Summer LEAD The Way is an opportunity for teenagers to develop personal and transformative leadership skills, enterprise and employability skills in a fun atmosphere during their summer holidays.
Secondary Schools represented across Nigeria, UK, Netherlands, and USA
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Nationalities represented since 2016
Young leaders trained in creative problem-solving and leadership skills since 2016
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LEAD The Way sessions held since inception

Hear from participants on their virtual summer camp experiences.

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