Leaders of Tomorrow®  (L.O.T.)

About Leaders of Tomorrow®  Program

The NBMBAA Cleveland Chapter is proud to be a participating chapter in the NBMBAA® Leaders of Tomorrow® Program. Since its inception in 1991, the NBMBAA® Leaders of Tomorrow® Program has mentored more than 8,000 talented youth aspiring to leadership roles in professional fields. The L.O.T.® Program is a comprehensive, programmatic approach for providing leadership development to high school students. 

The program begins in September of each year and serves high students (ages 14-18). The program is free for participants who meet program admissions requirements. 

The program is driven by mentoring across four developmental areas: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation and Career Preparation. The program offers participants resources, knowledge and opportunities in the way of mentoring relationships, scholarships, and internships.


L.O.T.® strives to teach participants fundamental leadership skills and provide  opportunities to practice and refine these abilities. Themes include:


Defining Leadership
Personal Branding
Identifying Passions
Public Speaking
Social Action
Community Service



L.O.T.® strives to instill financial responsibility with real-world examples. Themes include:


Setting Goals
Store Simulation
Banking 101
Financial Off-site Discussions
Credit vs. Debt
Product Management
Business Presentations



L.O.T.® helps prepare students for higher education with tips, test prep and on-campus experiences. Themes include:

Academic Success
Interest Assessments
College Visits
ACT Prep
Major/Minor Selections
College Selection Process
College Applications


L.O.T.® exposes students to potential career paths, provides expert mentors and enables real-world experiences. Themes include:


Personal Future
Potential Careers
Strengths, Interests and Values
Application Process
Work Behavior
Resume Creation

Leaders of Tomorrow® Cleveland Chapter Program Requirements

  • Attend a high school in Northeast Ohio on a full-time basis

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA

  • Submit application forms and other required forms

  • Register and maintain membership as a L.O.T.® member of the NBMBAA Cleveland Chapter

  • Attend first session with parent(s)

Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit

L.O.T.® participants may have the opportunity to participate in the annual National Black MBA Association® Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit. The summit includes a business case competition where students compete for scholarship awards. The business case competition is designed to help participants develop real-world critical thinking and problem-solving skills by addressing a business case study. 

Interested in the Leaders of Tomorrow®?

Please contact us and one of our representatives will contact you with more information

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