Leaders of Tomorrow
The LOT program targets high school students who demonstrate promise, drive and ambition across a broad spectrum. We have developed a curriculum focused on leadership and business that combines lectures, class assignments and “hands on” activities allowing students to apply learning objectives designed to guide them toward lifelong success. The LOT program also includes such benefits as business education from and direct exposure to some of Central Florida’s leading professionals, entrepreneurs and educators.
To expand the cadre of African-American students who enter college. Through bi-monthly workshops, the program seeks to provide select students with the tools necessary to be successful in their collegiate endeavors and teaches basic business acumen to prepare them for the workforce.
HOW THIS IS ACHIEVED
– Year-round workshops delivering a relevant and engaging business curriculum
– Networking opportunities with thousands of minority business professionals
– Opportunity to compete at the National Case Competition
– College and company site visits
– On-site mentoring with some of Central Florida’s local professionals
– Scholarship opportunities both nationally and locally
– Impactful community service projects
VALUE FOR OUR STUDENTS
The LOT program focuses on the following elements:
Leadership Skills – – Students will learn how to become effective leaders in their school and community by practicing proper business etiquette and developing professional communication skills.
College Preparation and Planning – – Students will begin preparing for their collegiate future through goal-setting, scholarship research, and college tours.
Business Case Competition – – Students will obtain a greater understanding of key business concepts, terminology, and analysis techniques through case study and competition.
Community Service – – Students will engage and serve the Central Florida community by giving of their time and talents.
The Central Florida Chapter’s LOT mentors possess a diverse set of educational and professional experiences. Whether an Entrepreneur, Executive in a Fortune 500 company, Director of a non-profit organization, or a Masters or PhD candidate in pursuit of higher education, each is a leader in his or her own right.
Our LOT mentors believe in the power of knowledge transfer and are committed to fostering growth of intellectual and financial capital within the Black community through business and education. In keeping with the mission of the Central Florida Chapter, our LOT mentors collaborate to design and deliver a hard-hitting leadership development curriculum for each calendar year for our future leaders.
Sponsor a LOT Student
The Leaders of Tomorrow National Business Case Competition is a challenge like no other competition in the world. LOT students analyze a real-life, MBA-level graduate school business case and present their recommendations and strategic plans before panels of senior corporate executives. In the process, they must master financial analysis, critical thinking, writing, research and public speaking. And best of all, the top three teams take home scholarship money! Since 2002, the LOT National Business Case Competition has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships and programming support. In addition to the Case Competition, the Leadership Summit brings students from across the country as well as Canada and the UK, to participate in team building activities, speaker presentations and development for their success.
Last year, our Central Florida Chapter students were the 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow Case Competition Winners! Atlanta, GA will be the hosting city this year for competition and we have approximately twelve students we would like to be able to take.