Leadership and Management Development Program (LMDP)

This program can be entirely virtual or hybrid. It is designed to develop dedicated college students into NVEEE Ambassadors and mentors for youth, while equipping them with transferable leadership and management skills. 

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 30th • 11:59pm                Virtual Orientation: TBD

As a recognized leader in strengthening communities, NVEEE continues to innovate to expand its impact. Dynamic equity-based leadership programs, which consistently fill to capacity, prepare youth to be socially responsible leaders. Students in high school and college learn to think critically about relevant social issues, access resources, and apply practical leadership skills. As young Ambassadors, college students in this program also serve as mentors for youth and powerful advocates for change in their communities. 

Awards and Recognitions:

NVEEE has been recognized locally and nationally as a champion of youth safety and well-being. On four occasions, NVEEE has been entered into the Congressional Record…read more here.


College students with exceptional time management and organizational skills are encouraged to apply to this unique experiential learning opportunity. As a trained Ambassador for National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), your efforts will support our work around bullying and suicide prevention, youth leadership, LGBTQ+ initiatives, youth mentoring, social justice, and improving the overall mental health of young people. 

Ambassadors will be designated to one of the following departments:

  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Development
  • Youth Activities and Engagement
  • Creative and social media management
  • Office of the Executive Director
  • Major Event Planning


Participants in the LMDP have the opportunity to be paired with a high school student in our mentoring program. The primary participants are high school students participating in our Peace Ambassador Leadership Program (PALP), or other high school youth who apply and are accepted into the program. If you would like to be a mentor we will require a background screening. During Covid, mentoring interactions are virtual. 


  1. Trained as an ambassador and peer leader for an award-winning, congressionally and nationally recognized nonprofit organization.
  2. Receive one-on-one mentorship from senior level management, including the executive director and founder. 
  3. Ability to mentor a high school student 
  4. Opportunity to represent the organization as an ambassador at professional events.
  5. Awarded with a certificate and letter of recommendation from our organization and The Honors College at Florida International University.


  1. Commitment to the values of the organization, including active contributions to social justice, service, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. Ability to be self motivated, work independently and take ownership and accountability.
  3. Readiness to accept guidance, embrace teamwork, and display a strong work ethic.
  4. Eagerness to engage and use critical thinking skills during trainings, brainstorming sessions, and team meetings. 
  5. Invest time required by the program with a designated youth mentee.