The mission of Educating 4 Leadership is creating authentic and relevant leadership opportunities for ALL students, now and in the future, within their communities, and around the world.

Educating 4 Leadership (E4L) began in 2009 as a non-profit organization in Alaska to support the education projects and ideas created at Highland Academy Charter School, an award-winning charter school in Anchorage, Alaska.

E4L works with students, schools, communities, and other groups in Alaska, the United States, and internationally to promote student leadership through contextual learning - we believe in teaching and learning by doing. As E4L matures and goes through the method of defining and implementing our goals, we actively seek input from other organizations to improve the process and practices of student leadership and engagement in communities. It is important to us that the students of today are ready to seize the opportunities and overcome the challenges of tomorrow. Alaskan students have a special place in our hearts, and we want to ensure they are capable of cooperating with others in the state and abroad, securing a stronger future through leadership and community building.