From students, parents, and partners whose lives the program changed

Testimonials

Over the past 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has changed thousands of lives both in the United States and abroad. While we have the numbers to show these accomplishments, one of the biggest testaments to the success and impact of our work comes from the students who have been a part of it.

Scroll down to see testimonials from students, partners, and beneficiaries on the best aspects of our program:

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Law, Medical, National Security, and Business Summits

The Mentorship Program

Letters of Recommendation

Additional References

Testimonials

Client, Patient and Business Partner Testimonials

SAT/ACT Training Testimonials

Leadership Initiatives Student Testimonials

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Student Name:

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I had an extremely rewarding and informational experience as an intern part of this public health internship. Interacting with Nigerian doctors, seeing real patients, learning how to treat, prevent, and diagnose diseases, learning how to suture, make a cast, examine labs, etc. are all skills and experiences that I will definitely carry with me as I progress into my future career in the medical field. My final public health project was extremely useful in allowing me to not only understand and learn about the diseases but also how to help those in need of prevention from these diseases and how to protect those in high-risk areas."

Warren High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Isabel Medrano

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit

Testimonial

Student Name:

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Mr. Gali Yusuf is one of the most hard-working, family-oriented men that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His work ethic to provide for his family is so inspiring and continued to motivate me to find ways to help his business because he deserves it. These past two weeks has only made me want the best for him and his family and I'm so excited to see how our ideas will continue to benefit him."

Issaquah High School , Class of 2021

Summer Program:

School:

Chibueze A.

International Leadership & Business Internship

Advanced Law & Trial

Testimonial

Internship Summit

Student Name:

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While we got to meet many amazing people and learn many interesting things, my favorite experience was working with my teammates and discussing with the staff. Everyone was so much fun to work with, I loved the environment and atmosphere that the staff and team leads created."

Charter School of Wilmington, Class of 2021

Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Tier I

Summer Program:

School:

Nick K.

Student Name:

Advanced Medical Neuroscience

Internship Summit

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At the Leadership Initiatives Medical Neuroscience Summit I had the opportunity to interact and talk to leading neuroscientists in the country and I gained valuable knowledge concerning a variety of topics including neuroethics, neuroimaging, psychology, neuroanatomy, and many others. In addition to gaining more insight into the field of neuroscience, I gained training in writing a research proposal and using neuroimaging software. I had the privilege to work with four other hardworking students in the program on a research proposal that has the potential to be published."

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Student Name:

College Station High School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Riya P.

Student Name:

National Security &

Intelligence Internship

The Leadership Initiatives National Security and Intelligence Summit was a great way to spend my summer. Despite many internships being canceled due to COVID-19, Leadership Initiative still ran their programs by moving to an online format. In the program, my team and I worked to create a plan to protect Yobe State University, which is in Nigeria, from threats presented by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Over the course of two weeks, we got to consult with security experts from the US military, FBI, and NSA as we created our security solution. Our final solution included training for an active-shooter attack at the university for students, faculty, and security staff, as well as social awareness training in order for everyone at the university to have the ability to identify a potential threat. We also purchased walkie-talkies in order for the security staff to communicate, because they currently do not have any working equipment."

National Security & Intelligence Internship

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School:

Brigid W.

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Willows Academy, Class of 2023

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Parent

Testimonial

My daughter Lucy's transformation is an amazing one to us. She has always been a good student but there is now a sense of direction and focus, a personal invigoration, as well as a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction that shines through her, which we believe stems from her believing in herself more and having a more clear path that she has created for herself.

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We couldn’t have asked for more. "

Parent Name:

American Heritage School, Class of 2021

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Lily W.

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."

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Student Name:

Graduate from the University of Notre Dame

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

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School:

Anna K.

TestRocker

Testimonial

I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.

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I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

Saint Joseph’s University, Class of 2022

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Summer Program:

School:

Ashley M.

Student Testimonials On The Mentorship Program

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

In my mentor, I have found someone who has seen the world. Someone who has made a life for themselves and their family. Someone who is living the American Dream. Someone who has walked a path and is now showing me how to follow in their footsteps."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Earning a business degree to create her own company

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Summer Program:

Jurnee D.

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Attending The University of Notre Dame on a full-ride academic & leadership scholarship.

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Summer Program:

Anna K.

Student Mentorship

Testimonial

Having a mentor like Chip has been and will continue to be very beneficial to me because of his proven success, his work ethic and most importantly the amount of interest he has in seeing me succeed."

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Partnered with Chip Kunde, Vice President of Government Relations for Sysco, a multinational food distribution corporation with over $50 billion in annual revenue

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Summer Program:

Korben L.

Letter of Recommendation Testimonials

Letters Of

Recommendation

I almost cried after reading my letter of recommendation and Mr. Bailly's offer to call Georgetown University on my behalf.

The recommendation letter I received from Mr. Bailly illustrated what our team accomplished during our time with LI and highlighted how I was building a better life for my business partner and myself.

This letter was incredible and I believe it will help me get into the school of my dreams."

See Her Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Currently developing a new method for transporting fish using solar technology and waiting on college application decisions

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Summer Program:

Julia G.

Letters Of

Recommendation

Mr. Bailly's letter of recommendation was all I could ask for.

Every step of the way he has encouraged me to reach for my dreams, he has called college admissions offices for me, set up personal meetings with individuals to make me a better student and worked with Leadership Initiatives partners to have my college essays and my scholarship applications professionally reviewed.

I feel because of him I have become the best student and candidate I could be."

See His Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Starting his second year at Stanford University

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Summer Program:

Ricky T.

Letters Of

Recommendation

This program has made me a better leader, has taught me how I can transform the world and allowed me to transform lives.

Marshall's letter of recommendation showcased all of that and has been able to show colleges not only who I am but who I hope to become. Beyond that, Marshall has called admissions offices on my behalf and worked at all hours to make my team become successful.

Every step of the way, Marshall helped me learn more about myself and who I can be someday."

See Her Letter of Recommendation Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Teaching Orphans The Alphabet In Bauchi State, Nigeria, Over Skype

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Summer Program:

Catherine W.

Summer Partner Testimonials

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

What I really like about the students is that they want to help us with our fish farming business.

Anna and Hunter have helped us maintain our fish, taught me new ways to reuse our water and helped us learn how to use dead fish for other purposes to grow our profits in the market.

We can now feed more members of our community and my family and staff could afford a better education and life."

See Shehu's First Bucket Of Fish Over 100 Kilograms Here!

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Implementing new student solutions to kill bacteria, allowing fish to grow at a faster rate.

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Fish Farming Partner:

Shehu G.

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

I cannot thank Grace enough, my family is poor and when I got sick we could not afford to travel to the hospital.

When Grace and Leadership Initiatives offered to diagnosis and pay for my treatment, I felt my life was saved.

Even though I had Malaria, I now knew what illness I was up against and finally had the medication to fight it, thank you, thank you, thank you. "

See Fatima's Student Diagnosis Here

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Student Name:

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Fully recovered and starting work at a catering shop

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Medical Patient:

Fatima B.

Summer Program Partner

Testimonials

I love the students, they care so much and really want me to succeed.

Because of the students, my business will have an advertising plan, a new rotating menu with new American deserts and dishes that will continue to add to my faithful customers. 

The new menu they created gives my business a professional feel that will allow me to compete in Birshi. I am so honored to call Leia and her team my family. "

See Deborah's New Menu Here

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Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Restaurant owner and proud of her new recipes for American mixed berry cobbler

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Restaurant Partner:

Deborah O.

Student SAT/ACT Training Testimonials

TestRocker

Testimonial

I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.

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I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Running Track As A Freshman At Saint Joseph’s University

Update:

Summer Program:

Ashley M.

TestRocker

Testimonial

I dreaded the SAT and always thought I was a poor test taker.

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Then I began working with TestRocker and realized that all I really needed was a plan and some practice. Leadership Initiatives helped me find the average SAT scores for my top University picks and TestRocker is training me to surpass those scores.

I am now excited to surpass my own expectations. "

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Working on her SAT scores while creating new dress designs for her tailoring business partner.

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Summer Program:

DaShay R.

TestRocker

Testimonial

"Test Rocker has really helped me in identifying which skills I need to improve on in order to succeed on the ACT.

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The video explanations are immensely useful in augmenting my understanding on a certain subject, and the practice quizzes after most modules aids in keeping one accountable for what they know.

Overall, I cannot express how much Testrocker has meant to me."

Student Name:

Advanced Law and Trial Internship Summit

Studying for her future while creating business cards and an advertising plan for Zainab Mahmud and her Yogurt Business

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Summer Program:

Miliana B.