About the Leadership Institute
The foundation of the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI) is the idea that success is defined by more than a career and a career is determined by more than education. Emphasis is not only placed on educational and career choices but also on the importance of interpersonal relationships and personal accountability to oneself and others. Students will develop a more complete and stronger understanding of the relationships between personal decisions, career, friendships and family.

Please, don’t be misled by the name. All Baltimore area high school students are welcome, boys & girls. Though Gilman School is the host and Gilman alumni support and direct the Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI), it is not limited to Gilman students, Black students or young men. GBALI annually has convened with a coeducation group of students from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

After students complete the program, they will have been introduced to the college application/admissions process, various career paths as well as the personal and social skill & values necessary to being a leader and, most importantly, better people. It is also the hope that while they are learning and serving, they will enjoy themselves, and be productive for a number of personal and social causes.

Important Notes about the Leadership Institute

The 10th Annual Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute will meet weekly on Saturdays from 8:44am to 12:00pm beginning October 25 2014, excluding holidays, school breaks and other selected days. Parents, Guardians & Family are strongly encouraged to attend the first 30 minutes of the first session. The final session (excluding the final community service project) will conclude at 1:30pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015, unless otherwise notified. Please, be aware that some sessions may include adult supervised off-campus travel, activities and business site visits. The Program Calendar will be updated regularly.




Apply here. Please be sure to note all deadlines, requirements and the program start date (see side panel).

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