Leaders of the Free World
Leaders of the Free World (LFW) is an international experiential learning and leadership development program for young Black men. Our mission is to develop dynamic leaders who are globally-minded, self-aware, and service-driven.
The project operates as a year-long global perspective and professional development program, that provides international exposure, while expanding each participant’s leadership capacity.
Currently, African-American men make up less than 1% of students who study abroad or receive international experience. In a more globalized society, LFW recognizes the imperative for young leaders to gain a broader understanding of the world and themselves.
LFW’s goal is to create a network of leaders whose development impacts their own lives, their communities, and the world; grooming the next generation of changemakers.
Year(s) Awarded: 2017
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