Learn.
Lead.
Leverage.

A recognized, results oriented leadership foundation that
has been positively impacting the lives of students since 1993.

Who is the IDEALS Foundation, Inc.

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

Our Programs

IDEALS Leadership School

In Atlanta, GA for both male and female high school student athletes. The leadership school consists of live presentations on with two 50-minute sessions per week for 8 weeks.
Now accepting 2022 applications.


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Principles for Performance

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.


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Decision Making

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.

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Next Step

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.



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First Step

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.


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What I Wish I'd Known

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Created for middle school students in Georgia and nationally for a high school preview through a video with student speakers.




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What People Say About IDEALS

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.

IDEALS Alumnus

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.

Student

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.

Lizz Dobbs
Parent

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.

Marie Wilson
Parent

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.

Principal

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.

High School Coach