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Students Lead International (SLI) provides six months of virtual, executive-level coaching for pre-university students who want to be a leader in their community and develop skills that will help them excel in college and in their future career.


Students will have the opportunity to connect with experts (senior-level professionals and CEOs) and youth leaders from around the world in their issue areas of interest.

A History of Success

While the most important measures of success in this program are the impact in your community and self-growth, students who have been mentored or trained by our LEAD model have:

  • Started and grown their organizations

  • Won CNN Hero, Disney Hero for Change, ABC Summer of Service, President's Volunteer Service Awards

  • Featured as keynote speakers at national and international events and conferences (e.g., TED, Global Citizen)

  • Interviewed on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, The Today Show, Good Morning America

  • Completed internships at the White House, United Nations, etc. 

  • Competed in Miss America

  • Graduated from top colleges and universities

The Process

The coaching process is based on our LEAD model. We have the tools and resources to turn a basic service project into a life-changing experience for you and your community.

Primary LEAD Coach

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Scott Ganske, President

LEAD Experts

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Meet some of the other Experts you will have the opportunity to communicate with if you are selected. 

Director of Partnerships


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Carla Friedman

Strategic Partners

Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. 

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The Student Leadership Council enables students to serve Veterans. It is a program associated with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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