So… what is MYLead?
Michigan Youth Leadership (MYLead) is all about positively transforming the lives of Michigan youth. At MYLead, we strive to motivate and enable the youth of Michigan to continuously make a positive impact on their communities through leadership and service. We host unique, three-day, high-energy conferences each spring that teach enhanced self-confidence, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and a desire to serve others. In addition, specific strategies and tools are provided at MYLead to understand different leadership styles, goal setting, public speaking, ways to motivate others, and more. After the conferences, ongoing programs are also provided to MYLead alumni through the MYLead Community Board to make sure our participants are able to continue growing as young leaders. Years later, participants recall MYLead programs as a positive turning point to realizing their personal leadership potential in our Michigan communities.
MYLead is operated entirely by volunteers, over 200 in total. Not a single member of our staff is paid. MYLead is funded largely through donations from community groups, businesses, and individuals. This makes MYLead accessible to all high schools across the state. Year after year, our volunteers and supporters are motivated by the tremendous impact in the lives of our participants. MYLead is also a federally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit.