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.
CURRENT GLANCE OF STUDENTS IN 2018
STUDENTS TRAINED ACROSS HAWAII
STUDENT-LED PROJECTS LAUNCHED
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.
- 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.