Helping teens achieve their fullest potential in life.


An In-School Curriculum

Based on the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders by Steve Shallenberger.

Creative activities and teaching methods to help your youth incorporate these success principles into their everyday life.

Teachers can easily blend the Principles into their existing curriculum.

Entire-School Scholarships are awarded to three schools every year--making the program free for the entire school!

Success Principles Taught Include...

"Leader for Life empowers students with the tools and skills necessary to become successful, driven, happy students."

-Heather Shallenberger

Arches Academy

Private School



Create specific goals and a plan to make their personal vision a reality.


Develop a written personal vision to give teens a clear direction in life.


Learn how to manage time and focus on what matters most.


Improve relationships with peers and adults through the 5-Step Communication Skills formula.


Learn how to stay positive and confident in midst of challenges. 


Develop a resolve to be true to character, never give up, and be their best.

Leader for Life empowers students with the tools and skills necessary to become driven, successful, happy students.
-Heather Evans
Educator and Administrator
Arches Academy

The Lead with Light Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to empower youth with the same 12 Principles found in the National Best Seller, Becoming Your Best, written by Steve Shallenberger.


Alongside educators and administrators, Steve and his team compiled 40 years of teaching and leadership research into an 18-week program called Leader for Life designed to be engaging and inspiring for teens. This unique program makes it simpler for teachers to help students learn the tools and skills they need to effectively lead their own lives and make a positive difference in their school.


The 12 Principles of Leadership illuminate a clear path to help teenagers navigate the turbulent water of life. 

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