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For 20 years, the National Black MBA Association and its members have been mentoring high school students all across the country – helping them integrate professional development into their lifestyles, prepare for college, learn how to effectively network, and above all, give back to their communities, and raise their level of expectation.

Mission

To serve as mentors and resources to minority high school students, improve student academic and leadership skills, and increase their ability to enter and excel once in college.

The NBMBAA Indianapolis Chapter’s local implementation of the national Leaders of Tomorrow Program will achieve its mission by equipping our students to develop leadership skills, serve within their communities, refine their communication skills, increase their financial literacy, plan for college and explore various careers, through various workshops and community service events.

Program

It is our mission to serve as mentors and resources to minority high school students, improve student academic and leadership skills, and increase students’ ability to enter and excel once in college.

Workshops

The Leaders of Tomorrow® Program Indianapolis chapter operates workshops between September and May as well as facilitate community service activities.

Students develop advanced skills and understanding in many areas, among many, that include:
* College preparation
* Professional and career development
* Leadership and management
* Networking
* Community engagement
* Public speaking
* Analytical and critical thinking
* Habits and goal setting

Case Competition

In 2002, local NBMBAA® chapters (Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston and Dallas) established the Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT) Student Case Competition to increase student participation in LOT® Program activities; improve the students analytical and presentation skills; and increase interaction with other students in LOT® Programs across the country.

The four chapters also wanted to provide an alternative resource for corporate sponsors and higher education institutions to recruit high school talent, while helping to support the goals of the LOT® Program and the Organization.

The aforementioned objectives were met during the first competition in Atlanta, by awarding scholarships to two winning teams – in the amount $400 – giving students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills, analytical proficiency and presentation abilities to corporate executives and professors judging the competition.

The Competition has since developed into a three day event, where students participate in a college tour, are acknowledged in an awards ceremony and are provided opportunities to interact with their peers in a collegiate setting.

Since the initial competition, participation and scholarship funding for the LOT Case Competition has expanded to include more than 20 chapters. Scholarship awards for the winning teams have increased to $12,000, with the help of our title sponsor Exxon Mobil.

The Competitions location rotates yearly and is supported by a local chapter and held at a local university.

National Conference

Since 1991, LOT students from as far away as the United Kingdom and South Africa have met annually to learn from the best minds in the world to explore their career and college opportunities.

The Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Annual Conference is an intensive sun-up to sun-down challenge designed to help minority youth learn how to maximize their potential in both the short and long-terms. Much more than a series of inspirational speeches, the conference will give LOT students from across the country and around the globe the tools they need to develop a vision, develop action plans, and measure progress towards their goals.

Get Involved

The Leaders of Tomorrow® Program (LOT) is an internationally recognized program under the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) umbrella.

Students

Student Leaders participate in workshops and paired with a mentor. Workshops focus on developing leadership skills, college planning, career exploration, financial literacy, and critical thinking.

If you are interested in learning more about LOT including receiving an application, please contact the LOT Director.

We have an open application process. Email the LOT Director at lot@nbmbaa-indy.org

Mentors

The Mission of the Leaders of Tomorrow Program is to serve as mentors and resources to minority high school students, improve student academic and leadership skills, and increase their ability to enter and excel once in college.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please contact the LOT Director.

We have an open application process. Email the LOT Director at lot@nbmbaa-indy.org

Guest Speakers

The Leaders of Tomorrow Program welcomes professionals from various industries to share their experience and expertise with our student leaders. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, please Contact Us for more information.