The mission of the Academy for Leadership and Social Development
is to support children, teens and their parents by providing creative ways to build effective communication skills and a successful future 


Children and families empowered with the knowledge of values, coping skills, and proper social development proficiencies are more likely to make positive life choices, effectively approach life’s goals, and ultimately reach life’s fullest potential. Keeping children on the right track and out of trouble while establishing positive behaviors will help them realize and achieve their life’s aspirations. In turn, this course of action works on a preventative measure to lessen crime in our neighborhoods, combat community deterioration and decrease juvenile delinquency.


“Education during the formative years on topics such as developing good manners and leadership skills, setting personal goals, and coping with everyday challenges, is imperative in helping our youth be the best they can be.”

- Stephanie L. Hefner, Founder