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Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-2223
Fax 407-823-3942
Location Ferrell Commons, Building 7E Room 165

UCF's LEAD Scholars Academy provides a selective two-year academic leadership development program for first time in college students. These students are committed to academic excellence and making a difference in the world around them. Learning about leadership in the classroom is only meaningful when the knowledge is put to use. LEAD Scholars guide and inspire their peers in a variety of ways on campus. Our scholars make a difference in the UCF and Central Florida community with thousands of hours of community service each year.

Academic program students host Students in Action
Brevard Public Schools Hosts the Jefferson Awards Central Florida Leadership Conference
Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Wilmington, DE September 27, 2016– The Jefferson Awards Foundation, America’s most prestigious and longest standing organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service hosted the 10th annual Students In Action Leadership Conference on Saturday, September 24th at the Brevard Public Schools District Office. This year’s Leadership Conference was designed and facilitated by students from the University of Central Florida LEAD Scholars Academy lead by Faith Burns. The LEAD Scholars Academy is a selective, two year academic leadership development program for students committed to academic excellence and making a difference in the world around them. The scholars make a difference in the UCF and Central Florida community with thousands of hours of community service each year.

The goal of the Students in Action Leadership Conference was to challenge the high school student leaders and develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills while building cross-cultural bonds and preparing them for active, contributing roles in their communities. The students participated in a series of workshops aimed to assist them in leading an action oriented volunteer service culture in their school while sharpening their leadership skills. The workshops centered on teamwork, creating and measuring impact, effective communication, and marketing and using media to promote their service projects. Students also participated in two service projects that benefitted the Crosswinds Youth Services and Nemours Hospital in Orlando.

The event was attended by more than 65 high school students from the following schools: Bayside High School, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, Cornerstone Charter Academy, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School, Eustis High School, Leesburg High School, Melbourne High School, and Mount Dora High School.

- About the Jefferson Awards -
The Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) is the country’s longest standing and most prestigious organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. Through its programs, JAF trains and empowers individuals to serve and lead in their communities, amplifying their impact through the organizations vast network of media partners, mentors and volunteers. To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation, visit: or engage on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

- About Students In Action -
Students In Action is an intensive leadership training program for middle and high school students designed to build leadership, promote engagement and measure impact. We train core leadership skills, help develop personal service passions and provide the tools for effective, measured and collective service impact. The program is currently operating in over 350 high schools in 13 communities across the country. To learn more about Students In Action visit:

For LEAD Scholars Academic Program Students
Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016 @ 1:14pm

Find your classes and professors for Spring 2017 here! First years take LDR 2002, any section EXCEPT the online section, and second years take LDR 3950, any section.

Our 2016 Peer Mentors put together a funny video about LEAD academic program requirements!
Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 @ 1:00pm

Every LEAD Scholar must complete their involvement requirements to be considered in good standing with the program. They're FUNdatory!

Common gray area problems between service and philanthropy
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 @ 10:11am

Check out the graphic to know the difference! LEAD Scholars complete active service, not passive philanthropy.

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