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Academy of Future Leaders Summer Program

July 29 - October 17

Academy of Future Leaders (AFL) Program

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today!

Program Overview

The Academy of Future Leaders is a community-focused program dedicated to empowering and enriching young individuals aged 12 to 18, predominantly from communities experiencing high poverty. Our holistic program aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to emerge as future entrepreneurs. Embracing the latest technology, we integrate a metaverse experience into our curriculum, offering a unique and immersive learning environment.

Fundamental Aspects:

    • Cohort Size: 10 Students
    • Duration: Comprehensive 12-week program starting July 29th, 2024 to October 17th, 2024, two sessions per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Program Activities: Movie and Game nights Every Friday via Virtual Reality Campus
    • Flexible Learning Formats: Combination of virtual reality and in-person sessions.
    • Adaptable Scheduling: Sessions are recorded to accommodate diverse student schedules.

Program Location:

In Person: The Sojourner Truth Place, 2225 Freedom Dr suite 2, Charlotte, NC 28208

Virtual: GWE Metaverse


Program Schedule and Curriculum Details


Qualifications for Enrollment

Dreamers and doers, innovators and leaders—our doors are open to all youth aged between 12-18 years. To thrive in AFL, we look for individuals with:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset or experience
  • Community service experience (a plus!)
  • Basic proficiency using computer applications.

If you’re passionate about personal growth, leadership, and making a difference in your community, you’re exactly who we’re looking for!

Application Deadlines

Don’t miss out on your chance to soar! Applications close on June 21, 2024, with the program kicking off on July 29th, 2024. Secure your spot today!

Your investment in success 💰

Unlocking your potential shouldn’t break the bank!

  • Joining Fee: Secure your spot with a one-time joining fee of $150.
  • $300 Program Completion Stipend: As an incentive for your full participation in the program, you will receive your initial investment back and a seed fund of $150 for your business.

Apply Now


Contact Jasmine Hall, Executive Director if you have any questions

Email: jahall1@gweducators.com

Phone: 704.266.1930


July 29
October 17