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Leadership Academy

June 24-29, 2024
Babson College

JuLY 8-13, 2024
Stonehill College

The program that changes lives.


"BEST week OF MY LIFE." 
91% of students rate Leadership Academy as the most life-changing experience they've ever had. (the other 9% rate it in the top 3).


Increased positive identity
87% of students experience an increase in self worth.


Increased Confidence

90% of students experienced

an increase in self-confidence.


Increased Happiness

100% of students experienced

an increase in genuine happiness.

New England's premier leadership & mindset camp for empowering teens.

"I now tell people it must have been a camp related to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to work the magic that was clearly worked on my son. I am forever thankful!" 

-2021 Parent



Leadership Academy is a transformative summer 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 teens the art of living with high self worth, maintaining a positive attitude, and achieving perpetual success in all they do now and into their future. We equip our students with the tools, methods, and community to lead themselves and empower others.


Take the guesswork out of questions like:

"what the heck is a Leadership Academy?"

"what does a lesson on leadership look like?"

"how do they actually change teens' lives?" 


This video gets inside the ropes and shows an actual lesson in our large classroom. 

Absolutely life changing. It was the most powerful week of my life and I recommend it to anyone I've ever met. 


Academy Teen '18, '19, '21

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

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Best fit teen.

Our Leadership experiences are for teens who are ready to take their life to its next level. Bring us the blueprint of who you want to become and what you want to achieve and we work as the contractors who build you your dream self as a positive, impactful leader. Our students come to us because they: 

✔ Are ready to expand their comfort zone and strengthen their mindset.

✔ Strive to be, or are in a leadership position within their community or school.
✔ Aspire to achieve success in life.
✔ Want to become the best version themselves.

Who We're Not for?

Our experiences are not for teens who don't want a leadership education experience or aren't ready for it. If leadership education were analogous to swimming, if a person doesn't want to swim, you don't throw them into the deep end. We take people who have a willingness to jump in on their own and turn them into olympic swimmers (or in this case, olympic leaders!)

Leadership Academy Logistics



Babson College & Stonehill College

Babson College & Stonehill College provide world class facilities in which our teens to develop their leadership toolkit. We eat in the dining hall, sleep in the dorms, get to learn in state of the art classrooms, and have access to the campus amenities and beautiful landscape. Living at a college expands teens' comfort zones, grows their independence, and gives them an advantage in their confidence.


Leadership Academy #1 - June 24-29

Leadership Academy #2 - July 8-13


Open to all rising 9th - 12th graders


3:1 student to staff ratio 

All of our staff are Leadership Academy Graduates ready to give the life-changing experience to the next generation. They consist of college students and young professionals who use their Leadership Academy experience to succeed in life. All have passed their CORI and SORI checks.


This is a cell phone and social media free week

Teens spend the week working hard to create their most powerful identity that is free from comparison and cultivate an awareness and peace with where they are, who they are, and who they want to become. Social media decays this progress. Students are welcome to check in with their phones when they get back to their dorm room at night but many choose not to - they simply love the freedom of being able to be present.


If you cancel...

-up until June 1, you receive full refund minus the $100 deposit.

-between June 1 & 72 hours prior to the start, you receive 50% refund.

-within 72 hours of Leadership Academy, you receive no refund.

We understand that there are many extenuating circumstances that lead to a student needing to cancel at the last minute so we will work with families as needed.



Tuition for Leadership Academy includes everything for the experience of living for 6 days, 5 nights on a college campus. Utilizing prestigious college campuses is expensive but we still keep our tuition under other summer residential programs through grants, and volunteers. We are $337 per night vs. $409 for Explo Academic Academy & $499 for Berkshire Soccer Academy.

If you can't quite afford the Leadership Academy experience, but want to do it, please email us. We never want money to inhibit a teen's leadership development. We can help with financial aid depending on your need.

Leadership Academy Components

Watch each component in action

Enjoy Life Classroom

Engaging full-group sessions led by Evren Gunduz. These high energy presentations include leadership simulations, mindset demos, SEL curriculum, and motivating talks on life, attitude, and success.


Squad Workshop

Students are broken into 8-member teams we call "Squads". Led by our "Enjoy Life Teachers", students create a life vision, make an action plan, set their personal mission statement and unpack the lessons learned in the Enjoy Life Classroom.


Squad Challenge

Hands-on, intricate team-building activities that require putting our curriculum and problem solving skills to the test. Each member of a Squad gets to lead their team. Squads compete against one other and one squad will be named the week's "Squad Champion".


Stories of Resilience

Staff members share personal stories of experiencing adversity, challenge, and struggle and teach our students how resilience is not simply overcoming difficulty, but embracing and growing from it! Students then create and share their own empowering story of resilience within their squads.



Students are led in morning and evening meditations & journaling sessions led by Tara Gunduz, a certified yoga & mindfulness instructor. We teach students the power of being present in their life moments and find gratitude for being active in their life journey. 


Team   Building

The full Leadership Academy Cohort works together to problem solve large group tasks that both bonds the cohort and develops critical skills in teamwork, communication, and leadership. 


Leadership Academy Schedule

​Leadership Academy is jam packed dawn to dusk but this is what it takes to provide teens with a life-changing experience! This program is not for teens who want a recreational week. This is for teens who want to transform their success in life and grow into the strongest version of themselves.

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Questions about Leadership Academy? Book a 15 min. Consult with Evren.

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