Leadership & Tutoring

Youth L.E.A.D.

BlazeSports Youth L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Employment, Advocacy, Development) is an initiative of BlazeSports aimed at helping prepare young people with physical disabilities for adulthood through the transformative power of sport. Our program supports leadership development, college readiness skills and career transitioning for our youth athletes.

Youth development is a process that prepares young people to navigate adolescence and realize their potential as an adult. An important aspect of youth development is leadership training.  The BlazeSports L.E.A.D. Program is designed to give youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to build the skills they need to succeed in higher education, the workforce, and life in general.  We focus on the following areas:

  •  Developing the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out
  • Developing the ability to make informed decisions, guide or direct others on a course of action, influence the opinions and behaviors of others and serve as a role model.

Youth L.E.A.D. Podcast

Youth L.E.A.D. Video Resources

Leadership Retreat

Save the Date

Build the leader-within and practice self-advocacy skills through fun, interactive group discussion and outdoor activities with their peers in a retreat setting.

Tutoring Support

L.E.A.D. Personal Development and Tutoring Support

Getting ready for an exam? Struggling with a subject? BlazeSports offers our program participants tutoring support in all academic subjects and exam preparation in partnership with GoPeer.

GoPeer is the premier platform that pairs qualified & vetted college students with students between the ages of 5-18 for 1-on-1 tutoring lessons online. 

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L.E.A.D. Employment Readiness and Skills

Finding a job can be a challenge. You have to determine what careers are available, know what your interests are, and what skills you have or need to develop. Numerous resources are available to help you get a sense of your interest and skills as well as gain employment experience and learn about employment opportunities.  This section of the LEAD Initiative is designed to help you build the skills you need to get your first job including going to college/university.

BlazeSports offers paid summer internships and job shadowing opportunities throughout the year for youth with physical disabilities in areas of sports management, nonprofit management, finance, communications and event planning.

For more information, please contact kbell@blazesports.org