Center for Leadership Development (CLD) has been transforming the lives of African American youth for more than 40 years by preparing students for the highest academic, college, career and life success. Through Indianapolis Youth Development programs and services, minority students are taught to develop multiple character traits including self-love, self-confidence, discipline, selflessness, dedication, hope, resilience and respect for self and others.
CLD is making a real difference in the lives of minority youth. Because of CLD’s strong focus and emphasis on hard work and high achievement, 71 percent of CLD graduates report enrolling in some institution of post-secondary learning. Moreover, over 50 percent of CLD graduates who attend college earn a college degree. By comparison, only 24 percent of Indiana’s African American college students in publicly supported institutions earn a bachelor’s degree in six years. This level of impact on youth affirms the success and need for CLD’s mission and programs.
CLD offers more than twenty quality Indianapolis Youth Development programs for middle and high school students and their parents/supportive adults that prepare youth for success in school and in life. All CLD experiences are based on the core values of character, education, leadership, service, and career.
College Prep Institute provides meaningful answers and free resources to parents and students. As a college readiness resource center within Center for Leadership Development, CPI prepares middle and high school students for higher education and beyond.
Great place to truly “develop leaders.” My daughter attended the Precious Miss program through this business and really enjoyed it. The classes helped draw out her hidden gifts and talents. They offer free tutoring and counseling sessions to help your child succeed. Best program to hit Indy for our young people!
My boys attended several classes they offer and will be attending more in the future. This is a great stepping stone for our future leaders. Every parent should get familiar with this program and enroll their children.
At Center for Leadership Development (CLD), our vision is to empower Central Indiana African American students to achieve the highest personal, postsecondary, and professional success through comprehensive character, academic, and career development. Additionally, we aspire to help Indianapolis lead the nation in Black youth academic achievement.