eXcel LEADership Academy

APPLICATIONS for the 2017 eXcel LEADership Academy are now available! Click here to download an application.

The eXcel LEADership Academy connects our rising high school juniors and seniors to community, business and government leaders in our region to provide them with a hands-on experience and prepare them for our region’s future leadership positions.

During the four-day leadership academy, students will be exposed to insights on areas of responsibility and important issues in our region. The intensive curriculum also includes team-building exercises, conflict resolution models and dialogue with community leaders, as well as going behind-the-scenes of local business, non-profit organizations, hospitals and local government. Leaders from our region participate in presentations and mentor of participants. 

This program serves to develop our rising high school juniors' and seniors' understanding of leadership in the business world and the inner workings of our region. Through this program we aim to inspire our youth to remain in the area and become effective future leaders of Hampton Roads. 

Class of 2017 Calendar

  • Orientation & Welcome: Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 9:00-10:00am. 
  • Behind the Scenes Pass to our Region: Tuesday, July 11-14, 2017; 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Graduation Celebration: Friday, July 14, 2017


Tuition: $300.00 | Limited Scholarships are available.


Click here to download an application.


For more information, please contact Debbie McMullen at (757)664-2516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





2017 eXcel LEADership Academy Sponsors

Presenting Partner:

SunTrust Foundation recently presented LEAD Hampton Roads with a grant to support the eXcel LEADership Academy as its Presenting Partner. Thank you SunTrust Foundation! Read more about the grant here.