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Welcome to Emerging Changemakers by LEAD STL

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Hey future leaders! Ready to kickstart your journey toward social change and make your voice heard? You're in the right place! Meet Emerging Changemakers, the 10-month experience for 7th through 9th graders passionate about social change. 


What's It All About?

Think of Emerging Changemakers as the Cultural Leadership Experience, tailored just for you! Over 10 power-packed months, you'll:

  • Dive deep into social issues  

  • Learn from some of the most inspiring expert speakers  

  • Embark on field trips to epic places around St. Louis  

  • Jet off to Chicago for an overnight Changemaker Immersion Trip  


Signing up for Camp LEAD, too? Each program is designed to be an independent experience, but they also complement each other perfectly, meaning double the fun and learning.


When Do We Kick Off? 

Mark those calendars! We roll from December to October, with monthly meetups on Sunday afternoons. And let's not forget the highlight—our show-stopping Changemaker Immersion Weekend trip! 

Who Can Join? 

If you're in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and call the St. Louis region home, this is for you! Whether you're a social justice newbie or an activism aficionado, there's a seat for you at the table.

Let's Talk Money 

Cost shouldn't be a barrier to chasing your dreams. That's why we offer a sliding fee scale based on family income and 100% of participants receive scholarships.

Ready to Apply? Applications open April 1, 2024

We thought you'd never ask! All you need to do is fill out a brief online application with your parent or guardian. Once that's in, you'll get an email with additional details and we will set up an interview with you and our LEAD STL alumni and staff. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s create some change, together! 





For More Information Contact:

Jeremy Brok  

Director of Core Programs  


Phone: 314-354-8236

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