Our Impact

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We cultivate critical thinkers...
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creative problem solvers...
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and empathetic leaders.
We Envision
A future where underserved youth are equipped with the tools and leadership skills needed to solve some of the most challenging problems in their communities, and in the world.
Our Mission
SGAP Leaders empowers underserved teens to become agents of change in their communities and beyond by thinking critically, applying STEM, and championing social justice.

Our Impact


Number of Domestic Schools

Public, Private, Independent, Religious, Chartered, Home-Schooled


Number of International Schools

Through our partnership with  Global Education Motivator


Number of Domestic Students Impacted (ages 13-18)

Maryland, Washington DC, & New Jersey

Our Programs

All our programs may be presented virtually or in-person.

Our in-person or virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).

“… workshops challenge students from different schools, regions and countries to think critically around real issues that affect real lives; as a result they develop leadership and team building skills; and through the process, they gain a voice and feel empowered."
Parent, Advisor, Donor – Jill Foster

Sustainability Challenge Workshop ™

Our Sustainability Challenge Workshop brings together up to 120 students from 5 high schools to engage in an innovative 1-day event focused on renewable energy and sustainability. Our workshop centers on a real-world case study written by experts and vetted by our partner organizations. MORE

SGAP Leaders SPEAK ™

SGAP Leaders SPEAK series provides a platform for our alumni and subject matter experts to share topics of interest with our middle and high school students. Responses from our student surveys determine the topic. MORE

Otto Wilson, PhD – Biomedical Engineer and professor at Catholic University School of Engineering speaks to our students at Kennedy High School.


Our THINK DESIGN for Social Entrepreneurship or Social Impact Workshop is centered on the Stanford d. school’s design thinking rubric. This model promotes an empathic, human- centered approach to problem solving. MORE

Our Programs & Projects

Our program aligns with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s); as such, they are designed to engage students in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills, as well as an awareness of global social and sustainability issues. View Programs

Students, Teachers and Administrators Share

"[This program] builds character and helps you learn to be yourself."
Ricardo S.
Kennedy High School
"I thought it was going to be a sit and listen, but when I got here it exceeded my expectations because we were doing hands-on work...it was more interactive than what I expected it to be."
Nhkayiah G.
Student at Washington Leadership Academy
“The students feel empowered to step up and to talk with each other as intellectual equals, as co-collaborators, in a way that I think for some of them, they’re not used to thinking of themselves that way. I think that’s really valuable.”
English Teacher, Wootton High School
“I think this (Sustainability Challenge Workshop) is a really valuable program to the students. I think learning about how to do engineering and architecture in a sustainable way is going to be the key to our future.”
Dean, School of Engineering
"In participating in the challenge, [the students learned] how renewable energy is impactful in terms of how they will live in the future, but also in future career employment."
Kofi F., Leadership Training Institute Coordinator