A recognized, results oriented leadership foundation that
has been positively impacting the lives of students since 1993.
IDEALS is a 501-c-3 Foundation established in 1991 focused on being a positive impact in the lives of young people. IDEALS’ goal is to help young people develop the leadership and life skills necessary to live meaningful and productive lives. Learn more
Join us in congratulating IDEALS alumnus Mike Macdonald, who was recently announced as the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Learn more about Mike and the life lessons he has learned in his coaching career from his podcast episode with us in season 1.
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Jack Williams shares his personal journey that began in 1993 to determine the values, principles and beliefs that would guide his life. Whether you are a spouse, parent, grandparent, friend, leader, educator, coach, or mentor, Jack’s I Believe statements apply to all of the roles he plays during his lifetime and can do the same for you.
Initially started for career-tech high school students in Georgia but has grown to teach life skills to career-tech high school students nationally through a teacher facilitated video series led by adult speakers for 13 modules.
Initially started for freshmen high school students and youth organizations in Georgia but has grown to teach life skills to freshmen students and youth organizations nationally through a teacher facilitated video with students speakers. Also, includes a student pledge card for participants.
Initially started for high school students in Georgia but has grown to teach life skills to high school students nationally through a teacher facilitated video series led by student speakers for 8 modules.
Initially started for middle school students and youth organizations in Georgia but has grown to teach and introduction to life skills to middle school students nationally through a teacher facilitated video with students speakers.
The IDEALS leadership Program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It greatly improved my ability to flourish as a leader on the athletic field and was huge in helping me off the field. I have used so much of what we learned through my college days at Georgia Tech and will continue to do so as I now start my business career.
For any high school athlete who wants to make a difference, the IDEALS program is a MUST! I’m still using the skills I learned as I complete my college career. IDEALS provided me a competitive advantage and I don’t intend to ever lose it.
This program has been an amazing opportunity for my daughter. She comes home eager to share all she has learned and how it will help her in the future. I am grateful she was able to experience this.
Just like Nike, I would say just do it! The IDEALS Leadership Program is more than just an 8 week program. It’s a life changing program! The skills that are taught allow your child to use them the rest of their life. They are not the same when they entered the program. They have a changed positive mindset to make a difference.
I’ve been extremely impressed with the IDEALS Leadership program and what it does for the young people who participate. It provides an opportunity for good leaders in schools to become excellent leaders for all of the students. It is a great way to supplement the local school leadership programs.
The IDEALS Leadership Program is one of the finest programs for young people that I’ve encountered in 35 years of teaching and coaching. It’s right on the button with timely and vital experiences for today’s student athletes who are tomorrow’s leaders. The participants from our school have benefited tremendously from the program and they have brought their new skills back to make a positive impact in our school.