The Leadership Academy

The Premier SEL Program for developing Leadership skills and empowering teens.

The Tools to lead

Life-changing leadership and empowerment programs for teens to become the best version of themselves.

The Curriculum to grow

Driven by research-based results, our SEL curriculum provides teens with the skills and tools that are essential to leading a positive, resilient, and mindful life.

The community to thrive

When the Leadership Academy ends, the powerful community of mentors and supportive peers kicks in.


You guys are teaching them not only about leading other people, but how to be happy with yourself. How to understand your circumstances. How to deal with those things and move forward.

Devin McCourty, New England Patriots

It was the best week of my life.

Student, 2018 Leadership Academy

2021 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is a transformative program directed by award-winning educator, coach, and leadership education pioneer, Evren Gunduz Ed.M. and his all-star staff of Leadership Academy graduates and founders. Combining a high energy team-building model with a social emotional learning based curriculum, this life-changing experience teaches students the art of positive leadership and equips them with the tools, methods, and skills to lead themselves and empower others.

  • Location: Still Looking for a location. Until we find a campus that will host us, we will hold off from opening registration. We will hopefully find a campus by the end of April and be able to open registration on May 1. Many campuses are not hosting groups on campus this summer due to the pandemic. If anyone has a connection to a university or boarding school campus that can host our overnight group, please reach out to Evren:

  • Dates: July 12-16

  • Ages: open to all rising 10th-12th graders (graduation years: 2022, 2023, 2024

  • Tuition: $1,055

  • Number of student accepted into the Leadership Academy: 56

Academy Information


ELE Inc.

We are are an organization committed to empowering leadership in teens and athletes. We equip our students with the tools and positive community to be the best version of themselves and perform as resilient, confident, and vision-driven leaders.

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