Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement, Diversity
Bears L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement, and Diversity) is an initiative created out of Missouri State University’s commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive environment for all students. This program serves to immerse diverse and first-generation students into the college experience while enhancing their academic success. This transitional program is designed for 1st and 2nd year students. However, the support and opportunities continue through graduation!
Bears L.E.A.D. provides students with opportunities to meet new friends, create connections with faculty and staff, connect with mentors, explore Springfield, participate in community service projects, and much more. To get more information about Bears L.E.A.D. contact our office at 417-836-4313.
Bears L.E.A.D. offers many ways to assist students on their path to success by providing these free services:
- Reading/study skills assistance
- Personal/professional development workshops
- Career exploration
- Peer mentoring
- Cultural events and social activities
- Book stipends
- Volunteer opportunities
- Community engagement