Spring Break College Tour 2019

Spring Break College Tour 2019 - Sweet Home Alabama!  On March 14-16, Teen Leaders of America joined forces with the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville Organization to host its annual Spring Break College Tour.  The tour hosted 50 middle and high school youth; and included tours of Troy University, Alabama State University, Tuskegee University and Fortis College.  Students also toured historic Selma where they received a black history lesson on voters rights.

Leadership Accelerator Program
October, 2017: The Achieve 3000 Principal’s Academy













Teen Leaders of America launched the first high school after school program (The Achieve 3000 Principal’s Academy) at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, FL. The program enrolls 150 high school students and offers mentoring, tutoring; and enrichment activities including Sewing, Culinary, Chess and Video Gaming. This program is funded and supported by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Journey.

Teen Leaders Scores an A+


Teen Leaders of America received funding for its 2016 Summer Leadership Program from the Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) and The Florida Lottery!  JCC completed it's monitoring report of the TLA summer program - and rated the program an A+!  

CONGRATS - Class of 2016 - Heading to College!

ACCEPTED!  CONGRATS - To the following TLA High School Seniors, Class of 2016:

Charles Drinks - William M. Raines High School, accepted into Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University and the University of Florida.

Zavier Kornegay - Samuel W. Wolfson High School, accepted into Virginia State University and Livingston College.

Derrick Brown - Jean Ribault High School, accepted into Savannah State University, South Carolina State University, Clark Atlanta University and Florida Memorial University.

Keith Bryant - First Coast High School, accepted into Savannah State University

Summer Leadership Program 2015


This year's Summer Leadership Program 2015 serviced approx. 200 students in Jacksonville, FL and Atlanta, GA.  Students toured various colleges including Clark Atlanta, Morehouse College, University of Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida A&M University and others.  Classes were offered in Communication Skills, Job Skills, Time Management, Sewing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Musical Theatre and more!  For Career Exposure projects, students toured The Players Championship (TPC) - to learn the behind-the-scenes operations of the golf industry, The Potter's House Ministry - to explore careers in Ministry and neighborhood revitalization and The State Attorney's Office - to obtain knowledge of Criminal Justice.  Field trips included Bowling, Skating, Movies, Swimming and others!  For the summer public service project, students hand made blankets for the children at Wolfson Children's Hospital.  Over 15 students received paid summer jobs and completed workforce development training.    

This article highlights our student Dahnvonta excelling on his summer job with JEA - http://www.unitedwaynefl.org/blog/internship-experiences-dahnvonta/

CONGRATS to our 2015 Graduate, Alexus Harris - TLA Scholarship Recipient.  Alexus interned with UPS this summer for the Summer Employment Program and received an employment offer from UPS!  Click here to view the list of all students placed with the Summer Employment Program supported by United Way:



Teen Fest 2015

Overview - This year's Teen Fest was held on May 26, 2015 at the University of North Florida hosting 400+ middle and high school youth!  Teen Leaders of America partnered with the Office of State Representative Reggie Fullwood, The University of North Florida (UNF) African American Faculty and Staff Assoc., Admissions, Colleges of Computing Science, Engineering and Business to host Teen Fest 2015.  This event was a day field trip for Duval County middle and high school students.  During Teen Fest, students were rewarded for academic achievement, participated in leadership and college awareness activities; and were entertained by a teen talent showcase and local DJs.  

Event Sponsors:  

JAXPORT, The Florida Lottery, University of North Florida, Pepsi, Krispy Kreme

Scholarships Provided:  

Alexus Harris, Teen Leaders Senior - $1,000 College Scholarship

Talent Winner, Atlantic Coast High School - $1,000 Scholarship

Spotlight - Class of 2019

TLA 2019 - Congratulations Michaela, Class of 2019 - Accepted to Alabama State University on-site during the 2019 Spring Break College Tour!
Spotlight - Mentoring

TLA 2015 - Teen Leaders launched the Each One Teach One In-School Peer Mentoring Initiative; including S.T.E.M. projects offering free coding classes.  College students worked as Mentors; and aimed to improve school grades, attendance and behavior for Mentees.