Many Lakeland businesses and community stakeholders want to get involved in shaping the future of our graduates by supporting initiatives that create successful change, but they don’t know how. Many others have invested in our local schools without seeing the sustainable and scalable impact.
Lakeland Leads is a platform for businesses and community stakeholders to engage with our education ecosystem for partnership, accountability, and long-term transformation. We fund innovative ideas to change the trajectory of our community’s future leaders. Our goal is to accelerate progress with the district to change the course of our low-performing schools.
LKLD LEADS believes it takes a community to make a difference in our students lives. The most progressive business leaders have realized that engaging in positively impacting PK–12 outcomes this will have a direct impact on our economy’s future. Well-educated students become skilled and productive employees, and prosperous employees become avid consumers.
LKLD LEADS understands that by building meaningful relationships and becoming a trusted partner these efforts will show district leaders and parents that positive outcomes are possible.
LKLD LEADS is a 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan group of Lakeland’s best and brightest business leaders who believe that Great Schools are Good Business. Our membership dues are tax-deductible per IRS regulations.
Lakeland Leads has the desire to understand the differences across sectors and has confidence that leaders with varied perspectives and capabilities will contribute to the effort.
Now is the time to help bridge education to economic impact in our community & businesses.
Lakeland Leads is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations to this organization are tax-deductible.