LeadMN connects college students for the change. We represent the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. Our students LeadMN by developing leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.
Our Driving Mission
The American Dream has long been a symbol of achieving success. For far too many Minnesotans, the path to this dream is impeded due to systematic barriers. At LeadMN we break down those barriers by empowering two-year college students to become strong leaders, engaged community members, and successful professionals. We are rebuilding a pathway for students to achieve their American Dream.
How We’re Doing It
We have four pillars to our program that helps provide students with skills and confidence that lead to a better sense of self and long-term success.
We offer workshops and trainings at our conferences that teach students interpersonal and leadership skills, such as time management and effective communication, to give students the tools needed for success in work and life.
We provide students with real-world leadership experience through serving on a LeadMN board or committee. We provide advanced trainings for our student leaders on cultural intelligence, conflict resolution, and professional advancement both in our Center for Learning and at our conferences.
We provide scholarships, resources, and mentors to students to help them remove the barriers to their success. We provide students with tools for financial aid, affordable textbooks and classroom materials, and care er development.
We inspire and prepare students to tackle issues on campus and in their community that directly affect them. We provide support to student lead campaigns and offer students with opportunities to talk with their representatives.
LeadMN Statement on Equity
Equity and inclusion is a keystone of LeadMN’s work to improve the educational experience of Minnesota’s community and technical college students. At LeadMN we draw strength from and honor diversity and understand the value in having a variety of perspectives, histories, and experiences in the pursuit of knowledge as well as in personal development. LeadMN is committed to supporting all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, and other aspects of identity.