Nina Imani Leadership Institute

No Greater Time

Presented by

 
Ubuntu
The State of Ohio Collective
The Masters Preparatory Academy
NAACP Ohio
 

About Us

The Nina Imani Leadership Institute, A Research Project of The Collective Institutes

The Nina Imani Leadership Institute is an intensive six-week educational, leadership, and workforce development program established through a partnership between Pillars United, The Masters Preparatory Academy, The State of Ohio Collective, and College of Education at Ohio Dominican University. The main objective of the Institute is to offer rising middle and high school African American young ladies from throughout Ohio an intensive hybrid residential and virtual/ online-based summer experience. The program is designed to immerse the students in an environment that will enhance their leadership skills, character development, problem-solving, critical thinking, and service to others. The Nina Imani Leadership Institute provides students and their families with the opportunity to focus on student development versus simply their survival, which weighs heavily on the minds of most parents right now, especially due to educational and social transformative opportunities and challenges from COVID-19.

The Proposal

DESCRIPTION
The main objective of the Institute is to offer middle school and high school American young ladies from throughout central Ohio with an intensive hybrid residential and virtual/ online-based summer experience. The Nina Imani program is designed to immerse the students in an environment that will enhance their leadership skills, character development, problem-solving, critical thinking, and service to others.

PROBLEM STATEMENT
Many of our young ladies have been enculturated into a lifestyle that produces negative life outcomes and are therefore unprepared and lack the skills, motivation, and determination to meet the basic expectations and rigors of today’s workforce and education.

PROPOSED SOLUTION
The program educates students through transformational experiences related to historic and cultural influences in order to awaken their understanding of the world outside of their day-to-day realities. By increasing the students’ education, safety, workforce development skills, and cultivating their awareness, it expands and increases their capacity to function as effective citizens and become assets within their communities, regions, and nation.

STANDING

IN THE GAP FOR YOUNG BLACK GIRLS & FAMILIES because we know investing in them today will provide their freedom for a bright tomorrow.

EDUCATING

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

-MLK

EMPOWERING

Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. 

-Dr. Mae Jemison

EQUIPPING

Use your skills, your knowledge, your instincts to serve – to go change the world in the way that only you can.

– Robert F. Smith

I AM BECAUSE WE ARE!

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