Leaders of Tomorrow (L.O.T.)

About the LOT Program

Welcome to the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Cleveland NEO Chapter Leaders of Tomorrow Program (LOT). Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) is a NBMAAA initiative focused on improving the academic and leadership skills of minority high school students. The LOT program premier sponsor for 2016-2017 is Cleveland Clinic. The program represents mentoring outreach efforts of chapter members and the community. It functions primarily as a network of high school students and professionals working together to guide young people down a path to professional careers and academic success. The basic tenets of the program involve mentors working with students on a consistent basis to help them develop the habits necessary for achievement, to set and reach goals, and understand personal and collective responsibility.

NBMBAA Cleveland Northeast Ohio Chapter’s L.O.T. Premier Sponsor

NBMBAA Cleveland Northeast Ohio Chapter's L.O.T. Premier Sponsor

LOT is an academic enrichment and leadership program serving high school students who demonstrate leadership potential. Nationally, the LOT program has participation from more the 35 NBMBAA chapters in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Students participate in college preparatory programming and learning sessions to ensure a pathway of success in the future.

Our goal is to increase the number of students entering college, especially in business-related disciplines. This program aims to equip the students with tools they will need to succeed. Mentors are professionals from the community who volunteer and interact with the students on a monthly basis.

Mentors and students meet monthly for approximately four hours to focus on developing the Leader’s skills in the following areas: professional development, academics and community service. Students are encouraged to channel their intellect and ambitions in a positive manner through workshops, assignments and activities.

The LOT program serves high school students ages 14-18 and partners NBMBAA Cleveland NEO Chapter mentors with high school students. The program is FREE for high school students who meet the program admission requirements. Students participate in educational programming in the following areas:

  • College Preparation (SAT and ACT Academy with KAPLAN)
  • Leadership Training
  • Professional Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Community Service

Program Initiatives

Monthly Meetings-LOT workshops are held monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month from September –April. These workshops consist of various education and career related topics.

Field Trips- Leaders visit local corporations as well as participate in community service activities at the William Cosgrove Center assisting individuals find coats that were donated to the Center.

NBMBAA Annual Conference- Selected Leaders will receive subsidized expenses for the National Black MBA National Conference, the largest annual gathering of business professionals in the world. These Leaders will attend business and entrepreneurship workshop with other leaders from the other 43 chapters across the country.

Scholarships, Internship and Shadowing Opportunities- There are opportunities for the leader to earn scholarships such as our annual case competition where the Leaders analyze and present a business case. Leaders also have the opportunity to participate in the “Cleveland Clinic Solution Case Competition” sponsored by Cleveland Clinic. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a Shadowing Program with some of our Corporate Partners.

Program Requirements

  1. Full-time student attending high school in Northeast Ohio
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  3. All applicants must submit the applications and other required forms
  4. Parents must attend first session

Program year begins on Saturday, September 24, 2016

  1. Meetings will start September 24, 2016, at which time you will receive the schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.
  2. All meeting will be held on Saturday’s from 10am- 1pm at Improve Consulting Training Center (4600 Euclid Avenue, Suite 322, Cleveland, OH).

Open enrollment for the 2016-17 year is now open.  Access application and consent forms below. Parents, please bring completed forms to the first session.

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