We want to prepare students to thrive in our changing world.
The YLP program seeks to reveal within each IWA graduate her potential to lead, to empower her with methods and practices, and to inspire her to embrace a life of personal and professional leadership. We seek to develop authentic, bold servant leaders. We encourage our students to be role models of character who intentionally apply their strengths, talents, and leadership skills as they serve the needs of others.
- We teach leadership in the classroom through four unique courses.
- We teach leadership by putting classroom lessons into practice.
- What might my leadership journey look like?
The IWA Young Leaders Program includes an innovative curriculum focused on character and leadership development, critical life skills, project management, and applications in business and personal finance. This four-course sequence distinguishes Incarnate Word Academy as one of the only high schools in the country to offer its students a concentration in leadership studies. All courses are adapted from materials created by national thought leaders, leadership programs, and universities.
The IWA Young Leaders Program believes that leadership is best learned through experience and practice. We ask students to take their classroom lessons and apply them in real life situations on service teams in their school and throughout the community.