The Academy of Business Leadership (ABL) is at the forefront of providing business and leadership education to underserved youth in Southern California. ABL strives to bridge the economic and educational divide among minority and low-income students. In conjunction with its extensive corporate partners and collaboration with local universities and high schools, ABL has enriched and impacted the lives of thousands of high potential, low opportunity students throughout the region. ABL gives underserved and overlooked youth a ten-to-twenty year head start, inspiring them to see themselves as Leaders NOWÔ who will rise to become the future corporate, entrepreneurial, social entrepreneurial, and civic leaders of America and the world, while inculcating in them the value of giving back NOW.We ignite our students' passion for learning, prosperity building, and giving back through a new paradigm of self-perception and empowerment. 100% of our students graduate from high school and 99% matriculate to college.
We need to franchise our model to other cities first throughout Southern California, then the whole state, and eventually the US in order to touch the lives of thousands of underserved kids; in addition, we need to diversify our funding base by not only continuing to seek funding from corporations, individuals, and foundations, but by also creating an endowment and creating a revenue stream through charging sliding scale tuition.