Membership Overview

LeadersNow International is made up of individual “chapters” located throughout the world.

Each chapter is comprised of 5 to 15 members lead by two Chapter Coordinators. Chapter Coordinators are women who have been selected and trained by the organization to form our members in authentic leadership using our leadership formation curriculum and materials.

All members begin their membership in LeadersNow International as Phase One Members.  Phase One Members engage in “The LeadersNow Program” curriculum which provides the foundation in what it means to be an authentic leader.  After successful completion of Phase One of Membership, members become Phase Two Members.  Phase Two Members put their leadership skills into practice by engaging in service projects, mentoring, professional exploration, and character and leadership modules.

Upon graduation from high school, members are invited to participate in the LeadersNow International Professional Association.  The association is comprised of LNI graduates, Chapter Coordinators, as well as professional women and business affiliates who support the LNI mission. LNIPA members benefit from a host of networking opportunities, workshops, LNI internships, job opportunities, and the ability to connect with LNI members throughout the world.

 

LeadersNow International is made up of individual “chapters” located throughout the world.

Each chapter is comprised of 5 to 15 members lead by two Chapter Coordinators. Chapter Coordinators are women who have been selected and trained by the organization to form our members in authentic leadership using our leadership formation curriculum and materials.

All members begin their membership in LeadersNow International as Phase One Members.  Phase One Members engage in “The LeadersNow Program” curriculum which provides the foundation in what it means to be an authentic leader.  After successful completion of Phase One of Membership, members become Phase Two Members.  Phase Two Members put their leadership skills into practice by engaging in service projects, mentoring, professional exploration, and character and leadership modules.

Upon graduation from high school, members are invited to participate in the LeadersNow International Professional Association.  The association is comprised of LNI graduates, Chapter Coordinators, as well as professional women and business affiliates who support the LNI mission. LNIPA members benefit from a host of networking opportunities, workshops, LNI internships, job opportunities, and the ability to connect with LNI members throughout the world.

During Phase One of Membership in LeadersNow International, members take part in “The LeadersNow Program.”  In this leadership formation curriculum, members complete approximately 19 lessons that enable them to understand and appreciate their dignity and integrity as young women.  Members learn how to form their character through virtuous living, how to present themselves in a positive manner, the foundational elements of leadership, and how to be young women who are poised for success in every aspect of their lives.

Depending on how often a chapter meets, it takes between one and two school years to complete “The LeadersNow Program” and Phase One of Membership.

Upon successful completion of Phase One, members are awarded with an official Certificate of Achievement from the organization and are invited to become Phase Two Members.

Membership in Phase One of Membership in LeadersNow International also includes the following:

  • “The LeadersNow Program” workbook
  • A LeadersNow International embroidered polo shirt
  • A membership page on the MyLeadersNow Website and the ability to record all hours of service on the site
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter that includes tips on character, leadership, style, and poise
  • Letters of recommendation and verification of service hours when applying for jobs or continuing your education
  • Certificate of Achievement upon completion of Phase One of Membership
  • Access to LNI Awards and Scholarships

The LeadersNow Program

A Sneak Peek

During Phase Two of Membership in LeadersNow International, members put what they have learned about authentic leadership into practice.  Members engage in four key leadership components as follows: (1) Leadership Modules to further their formation in character and leadership, 2) planning and organizing service projects to meet the needs in their local communities, (3) personal goal setting and working with a mentor who provides encouragement and support as she works to achieve them, (4) and professional exploration as members plan for their education beyond high school.

Members remain in Phase Two of Membership until they graduate from high school.  Upon graduation, they are invited to become members of the LeadersNow International Professional Association (LNIPA).

Membership in Phase Two of Membership in LeadersNow International also includes the following:

  • The Phase Two of Membership Binder
  • A membership page on the MyLeadersNow Website and the ability to record all hours of service on the site
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter from LeadersNow International
  • Letters of recommendation and verification of service hours when applying for jobs or continuing your education
  • Certificate of Excellence at the completion of each school year
  • Access to LNI Awards
  • Access to LNI Scholarships

Phase Two Member Binder

A Sneak Peek

Upon graduation from high school, LNI Members can choose to become members of the LeadersNow International Professional Association.  The LNIPA is made up of LeadersNow International graduates, LNI Chapter Coordinators, as well as professional women and businesses who support our organization.

LNIPA Members are provided with many professional opportunities that include being able to network with professionals in their chosen field of study, internships, and summer programs and workshops.  If they desire, they can also be trained to assist with Phase One and Phase Two Chapters.

Membership in the LeadersNow International Professional Association also includes the following:

  • A membership page on the LNIPA Website
  • Letters of reference and recommendation when applying for interships, jobs, or leadership positions
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter from LeadersNow International
  • The opportunity to network with other LNIPA members throughout the world via social media, LNIPA meetings and conferences
  • Opportunities to plan and engage in LNI summer programs and workshops

Frequently Asked Questions

How old does a girl need to be to become a member of LNI?

•    LNI members are young women between 7th and 12th grade, therefore the ages of girls within these grade levels will vary but are generally between 12 and 18 years of age.
•    LNI does not accept members who are below the 7th grade level due to the maturity required to be a successful LNI member.

Where do LNI chapters meet?

LNI chapters meet in the homes of the Chapter Coordinators or in other facilities, such as schools, churches, or other organizations that have space open for LNI meetings.

During what months do the LNI chapters meet?

All LNI chapters operate from September to June of each year.  Chapters do not hold meetings during the months of July and August.

How often do LNI chapters meet?

LNI chapters meet once per month, twice per month, or weekly, during the months of September through June depending on the availability of the Chapter Coordinators who lead the chapter.

How can I find a LNI chapter that is open to new members?

Contact LNI at (724) 935-0997 or info@leadersnow.org to find a chapter that may be open to new members in your area.

Can I form a new chapter of LNI?

•    All chapters require two women who are willing to serve as Chapter Coordinators on a volunteer basis.
•    Women who desire to form a new chapter of LeadersNow International are to contact LeadersNow International directly at (724) 935-0997 to determine if the organization is open to new chapters in their area.
•    If the organization is open to new chapters, and it is determined that those desiring to start a new chapter have the qualities and values needed to fully communicate the mission of LeadersNow International, they will be provided with the Chapter Coordinator Application.
•    In addition to submitting the application, applicants are required to provide current Child Abuse Clearances (within the past two years) and a letter of reference from someone other than a family member.
•    Applicants who are approved to serve as Chapter Coordinators will be provided with all of the information, materials, and support needed to form a new chapter free of charge.

How many girls are needed to form a LeadersNow International chapter?

•    In order to form a new LNI chapter, a minimum of 5 girls is required.
•    LNI chapters are most successful when they include between 5 and 15 members.
•    Approved Chapter Coordinators can accept beyond 15 members only if it is determined by the organization that they have adequate resources to do so.

Is there a cost involved in being a LNI member?

•    LNI members pay an annual membership fee to maintain their membership in the organization.  The annual fee covers the cost of providing their Chapter Coordinators with their training, materials, and support needed to lead the chapter.  It also covers the materials and member benefits provided to each LNI member.  The member benefits include The LeadersNow Program curriculum, a LNI polo shirt, an individual page on the MyLeadersNow members only website, letters of recommendation when requested, record of all service hours performed while and LNI member, the LNI Newsletter, and access to LNI Awards and Scholarships.

•    Membership fees are established each year and are subject to change from year to year.  Contact LeadersNow International at (724) 935-0997 for the current annual membership rate.

Does LNI provide scholarships?

•    As a nonprofit charitable institution, the policy of LNI is to provide an equal opportunity to all young women who desire membership in the organization regardless of their economic status.  The organization has a Member Scholarship Fund designated to provide assistance with the LNI membership fee for those individuals who demonstrate economic need.

•    Click here to download the Member Scholarship Application and instructions for submission.

•    Upon receipt of the Member Scholarship Application, LeadersNow International will determine the amount of the scholarship to be awarded based on need. Applicants will be notified if a scholarship is awarded, along with the amount of the scholarship.

•    Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and are not guaranteed.