About The Lead Change Project
Founded in a belief in the power of sport, The Lead Change Project© is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that partners with urban schools and school districts, to provide opportunities for personal development, community engagement, and academic support to youth in inner-city communities across the country.
We work to build positive communities in and around inner-city public schools by providing competitive, successful extracurricular programming, including interscholastic athletics, arts and music by developing a culture that connects the resources of the community to the needs of inner-city youth.
In our work with governments and agencies nationwide, it's clear that youth development is a key focus. The Lead Change Project is poised to be that crucial initiative that uses sport to ensure the physical, social, emotional and professional well-being for the next generation in Indianapolis and nationwide.
Neelay Bhatt, Vice President - PROS Consulting INC.
The Lead Change Project has already exhibited how structure and culture change can impact youth through sport. Now, it's poised to expand that impact throughout Indianapolis and school districts across the country.
Ryan Vaughn, President - Indiana Sports Corp
There are so many enriching opportunities within the wonderful world of sport and we find it troubling that so few of our inner-city youth are exposed to the benefit(s) that participating provides. Therefore, we support The Lead Change Project. We support the idea of having more of our young people engaged in a sport or extracurricular activity. We support the goal of providing academic, athletic, and emotional support to our student athletes. We support the idea of community engagement and social skill development. Thus, we support The Lead Change Project and its primary goal of developing student-athletes who are also good citizens.
Mark D. Miles, President & CEO - Hulman & Company
I look forward to working with The Lead Change Project to promote social growth and academic improvement for our youth. They deserve this constructive opportunity. We encourage you to keep us engaged as plans progress and thank you for bringing IUPUI to the table for such an important initiative.
Dr. Khaula Murtadha, Vice Chancellor - IUPUI
We support The Lead Change Project’s goal of partnering with members of the Indy Chamber to expose our student-athletes to a variety of professional opportunities they would have not known otherwise. Further, I’m excited to work with The LCP to promote collaborative community service and maximize the opportunity for our student-athletes to give back.