Knowledge is Power
Superhero Leadership Academy (SLA) is a nonprofit organization focused on youth leadership and education empowerment, leveraging strategic partnerships across Miami-Dade County to provide programming and resources that empower at-risk youth to become real-life "superheroes."
We have identified Miami-Dade County as largely divided both economically and geographically. There is a direct correlation between educational resources and economic growth. Our populations of service are under-funded public middle and high schools, all of which are classified as low-income communities/NSRA's by the County and recognized by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) as the lowest performing schools in the district. Together for Children, has isolated 20 of the 27 middle and high school locations we serve as zip codes with concentrated gun-violence. At least 85% of the student population in our participating schools is eligible for the National Free and Reduced Lunch program, further demonstrating the need for economic development/training programs for youth in these communities. Together we can create a comprehensive educational ecosystem that results in personal enrichment, leading to better quality of life for all residents of Miami-Dade. When you empower students through leadership opportunities where they can set an example, their personal confidence improves. Beyond improving as student leaders, they also improve their communities. The basis of our organization is skill-set and talent development. We believe in strategic alliances for sustainability and mutually beneficial results.
RECOGNIZE your daily existence affects more than you, we leave our legacy to our children.
REMEMBER you were once those children and the result of your familial and educational opportunities
ACCEPT your role and its significance. Develop your mind and heart regularly. Be the change and inspire a movement.
UNDERSTAND the foundation of injustice is economic inequality, which creates world poverty, violence, division, hatred, and environmental destruction. The foundation for environmental growth lies in public education and empowering children as they develop.
MAINTAIN your focus. Develop your superhero identity. Join our community, build a sense of purpose, and leave a legacy.
STEER youth-heroes toward GOOD. Ask and emulate what a superhero would do?!
With great power comes great responsibility.
-Uncle "Ben" Parker, Marvel's Spider-Man
BELIEVE IN YOUR SUPERPOWERS AND KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT ALONE. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER AND WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.
You can become a Superhero Community Partner and support our cause in these ways:
Your tax-deductible donation is crucial to SLA's programming development. Even the smallest amount impacts a child's access to opportunities.
Fundraising will go to development programming, to reduce the risk of youth involvement in crime or violence by providing them the support and opportunities they need to redirect, empower and prepare them to succeed in academics, careers and life. Your generous contribution allows us to provide FREE programming to participating schools and students, including but not limited to busing, food/beverages, learning materials, student/club incentives and awards.
Register to hear about mentoring and volunteer opportunities, educational workshops and Superhero Community Partnership events.