Living as Leaders

Living as Leaders

Leadership Saturdays for Girls

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Living as Leaders is a leadership program taking place on over three Saturdays. Living as Leaders aims to increase the understanding of leadership and life skills and develop leadership capacity in girls in 3rd-8th grade. This three-weekend program teaches girls to apply leadership to life skills in order to make a difference at home and in the community.  

Location and Dates

April 21, April 28, and May 4

9:00am – 12:00pm

WKU Downing Student Union


Leadership and Life Skills Groups

3rd – 5th Grade

6th – 8th Grade

Limited Space Available


Curriculum (View Schedule)

Leadership • Life Skills • Applied Learning

Saturdays will feature guest speakers, hands-on activities, and interactive lessons. Each meeting is designed for youth to learn about at least one aspect of leadership and at least one life skill, then participate in an activity that allows them to apply what they have learned. Each Saturday builds upon the next; therefore, it is encouraged that youth attend all three Saturdays. 

Coordinators / Sponsors

Living as Leaders is a partnership with LIFE mentoring program and Saved As, LLC. with support from WKU’s Intercultural Student Engagement Center. Special thanks to the classroom volunteers from WKU and WKU M.E.R.R. Scholars.


Guest Speakers and Mentors (View bios)

Dana Beasley Brown, Leyda Becker, Irene Boamah, Andrea Denise Bolden, Natalie Croney, Carolina Escabar, Shante Galloway, Dr. Kacey Jenkins, Joda Johnson, Heather LaRue, Marie Mennefield, LaCretia Pratt, Dr. Martha Sales, Aurelia Spaulding, and more.



April 4, 2018 – Why Living as Leaders? 

April 14, 2018 – Why Participate in Living as Leaders?

April 17, 2018 – Look Who’s Talking