Why join Lakeland Leads?

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.

Impact of Membership

As a Lakeland Leads member, you’ll have the unique opportunity to impact our education system and create positive change that will continue to benefit students for years to come.

Impact Education Solutions
  • Help to influence educational reform decisions.
  • Participate in educational forums influencing education quality, access, and availability.
  • Opportunities to share industry knowledge to affect critical pipeline needs.
Bridge the education and business communities
  • Network with education advocates and leaders.
  • Partnership with education entities to improve the exposure of your industry and career options.
  • Support a more robust graduating workforce by participating in education programs and education reforms. 
Expand Your Community Influence
  • Cast your influence beyond your industry.
  • Understand and learn about educational issues that affect our community, businesses, and economic growth.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive training, events, and networking opportunities to build a better understanding of the education reform taking place in our Polk County schools.

Types of Membership

For Business Leaders

Executive Board Member

As an Executive Board Member, you’ll serve a guiding role for Lakeland Leads, offering strategic direction, governance, and advocacy. Executive Board Members are nominated and undergo a voting process to serve. 

Advisory Board Member

Our Advisor Members are vital to the strategic direction and success of Lakeland Leads as they provide expertise and insight. They have the opportunity to serve on Action Committees and help increase the impact we have on our education community in Polk County.

Investor Member

As an Investor Member, you can use your influence to help support educational opportunities and reform for our students in Polk County. As a business leader, you’re in a unique position to help create lasting change for future students and the Polk County workforce. 

For Education & Community Leaders

Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners are individuals and organizations who have a direct line of influence on our students, schools, and community. Through their work, they have our students and community at the forefront of their mission. 

“Joining Lakeland Leads has helped our organization engage with the educational ecosystem in Polk County. Aligning our individual efforts with the efforts of other members has enabled us to drive collective impact, where our individual efforts fell short.” 

Ryan DelliVeniri, President, IDX

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