The LEAD team’s background includes secondary and higher level education, entrepreneurship, and corporate experience. This team is committed to ensuring LEAD helps Houston’s most at-risk middle school students define and achieve personal success.

In 2005, sixteen students participated in their first summer program in Kelly, Wyoming. As LEAD founders, Jamil and Carter Higley were inspired by their individual experiences to provide at-risk students the opportunity to travel far beyond the inner-city and to present them with enrichment outside the classroom to prepare them for college and life beyond.

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