Young Leaders for Excellence

About Young Leaders for Excellence

Young Leaders for Excellence (YL4E) is a response to the nation's demand for passion driven leadership in the education and housing sectors.

YL4E's education agenda has two primary focuses: provide a platform for continued dialogue and interaction of graduates amongst the nations most selective colleges and ensure high school students matriculate through the nation's most selective colleges. YL4E brings its resources to high schools across the nation to ensure that students have sufficient resources to apply and gain admission to top colleges. SAT Prep, one-on-one -mentoring pairing, college application support, social outings to build life skills, and many other college prep activities that are a part of the individualized curriculum YL4E provides its students.

YL4E's housing initiative restores dilapidated homes owned by the government back into productive use by bringing them up to code to provide safe housing for occupants in neighborhoods where vacant and blighted homes are a significant factor holding back progress in the community.

Reflections from a Mentor

"Having attended one of the nation’s top ranked colleges, I have seen first-hand the skills and unparalleled resources one gets as a graduate. YL4E provided me an opportunity to pay it forward and ensure others continue on this path of excellence. I understand it cannot be achieved through individual efforts, but must be done as a collective group. I enjoy the educational aspects, as well as the social component of the program which ultimately makes it unique. "