Living as Leaders

Living as Leaders Group 2019

Living as Leaders started in spring 2018 with the purpose to increase youth’s understanding of leadership and their knowledge of life skills by creating a space for them to come together, learn and begin practicing those skills and traits in the pursuit of academic and personal success. The program is implemented in partnership with LIFE Mentoring.

The spring 2022 program is designed for girls in grades 3 -5.


Dates: January 22, January 29, and February 5 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Priority Registration Deadline: January 10, 2021

Registration closes when capacity is reached.

Location: WKU Gary Ransdell Hall; Also offered online


After our Living as Leaders Saturday program, participants can take part in the weekly Living as Leaders meetings on Monday evenings via Zoom. This leadership and group mentoring program includes a key topic and small group discussion where the “Skills Coach” will check in with the young leaders. Meetings take place February 21 and 28 and March 7, 14, 21, and 28.


The Living as Leaders registration will open by November 30. We ask that parents/guardians, complete the registration form by January 10, 2022. The registration will remain open until the program reaches its capacity. Only those who register by January 10 are guaranteed the program t-shirt. The registration fee is $10.00, and is payable after completing the registration form or upon arrival on January 22. If you are unable to provide the registration fee, please request the sponsored registration on the registration form. We will confirm if one is available.


We have answers to some of our frequently asked questions about Living as Leaders. We want to make sure you have all the information you need before and after you register youth for the program. Take some time to review this page along with the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about this program. Here you can learn more about the program location, what a day will look like, and whether your youth need to attend each Saturday. More information is also provided about our two options to participate in-person or online.


Sponsorships – Living as Leaders is seeking sponsorships at our gold, silver, and bronze levels for this program. We invite organizations and businesses that align with our values to consider becoming a sponsor. You can contact to learn more.

Sponsoring a registration – We strive to create quality affordable programs for youth to ensure all youth have access to the opportunities we provide. Anyone interested in sponsoring a participant’s registration can email us at If no participants need a sponsorship, your gift will be used for other Living as Leaders expenses this year or for a future sponsored registration.

Individuals who are interested in donating to For a Real Change or restricting donations to Living as Leaders can visit our Donate page.