LEADERSHIP MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER

 

Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders is in the business of developing young leaders for Hawaii. We work every day to engage, equip and empower Hawaii’s youth to become tomorrow’s visionary leaders.

CTL was established in 2003 with the CTL Fellows program, a group of 20 select juniors and seniors in high school. When Executive Director, Katie Chang, joined the organization in 2010, CTL started to expand its work to the CTL Ambassadors program, where leadership development courses are offered weekly to more non-traditional leaders, those who have potential but do not hold formal leadership title. Given the growth of the Ambassadors program, along with the EMERGE youth leadership conference, CTL became its own non-profit organization in 2013.

CTL is currently working with over 400 students across the state. In all programs, CTL is creating an atmosphere for leaders, from all cultures and backgrounds, to be discovered.  We empower young leaders to start to solve our community’s most entrenched problems.  

In the future, CTL will build on effective high school leadership development programs to design supports for postsecondary and career success.  Ultimately, CTL will continue to collaboratively train a growing pool of committed, resilient youth to become the next generation of leaders.  

“The Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders is truly the most comprehensive leadership preparation program in Hawaii for high school students.”
— Caroline Wong, Former Principal, Hawaii State DOE


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OUR VISION
 

To create a movement of good, independent-thinking and courageous young leaders who are world-class and local. They will spark a new era of connection and growth in education, business and public life in Hawaii. 
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OUR MISSION

To engage, equip and empower Hawaii’s future leaders to start making a difference now.

CURRENT GLANCE OF STUDENTS IN 2018

IMPACT

Number of students served

400

STUDENTS TRAINED ACROSS HAWAII

100

STUDENT-LED PROJECTS LAUNCHED

97% 

OF STUDENTS FEEL EMPOWERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

BECAUSE OF CTL


Our Core Beliefs

  • The next generation has the potential to bring out the best Hawaii has to offer.
  • A future U.S. President could come from any high school in Hawaii.
  • Change starts young, creating a lasting effect and legacy.  
  • The power of human connection and interaction opens doors for opportunities.

Our Values

  • Hope: there is something greater.  The best is yet to come.
  • Humility: thinking of ourselves less and others more.
  • Courage: overcoming fear to speak truth.
  • Love: complete and far-reaching kindness.
  • Distinction: excellence in all we do - to worthwhile effect.