Training Systems

The world’s only executive caliber leadership training programs designed specifically for ages 2-25.

Click HERE for a brochure on these age-and-stage training curricula.

4 Things Make LeadYoung Unique:

  • Executive Caliber: Our focus is organizational leadership, not just being a good citizen, performing community service, growing self-esteem and character, or team building. We’ve age-sized executive training, modeled after high-end adult programs.
  • Expert Design: Unlike most “leadership” resources for students, LeadYoung is designed by leadership experts in correlation with expert practitioners (teachers, educators, child/youth workers).
  • Active Learning: You’ll not find talking heads or boring lectures. This is learn-by-leading, focusing on skills and experiential training methods (21st-century pedagogy).
  • Scalable: You don’t have to hire an expensive pro or send your students to pricey camps. Rather, we train people how to use this in their own organization, so more can afford to participate.

4 Age-N-Stage Training Curricula

  • * Ages 2-9: KiddieLead (ages 2-5) & Lead1st (ages 6-9) are off-the-shelf kits that teachers & parents can use without training (Green Modules available NOW!)
  • * Ages 10-13: LeadNow is 50 hours of training in 4 modules, requiring a 1-day certification (or via online webinars & Skype) to use the program.
  • * Ages 14-18: LeadWell is 50 hours of training in 4 modules, requiring a 3-hour webinar training to use, plus a text: “LeadYoung.”
  • * Ages 19-25: LeadStrong uses LeadWell curriculum plus it has its own SIS assessment and 3 book for young adult leaders.

KidLead Inc. operates as a non-profit organization in the USA. Internationally, the founders partner with individuals and organizations interested in licensing the curricula.

The KidLead Narrative

Once upon a time

The world was run by leaders who randomly emerged in society.


People complained there weren’t more effective leaders and fewer unethical ones.

One day

Someone came up with a way to identify and develop leaders, long before they normally came into power.

Because of that

Leaders started being intentionally developed very young, while they’re still moldable.

Because of that

People around the world began seeing the power of what young, trained leaders can do, as never before.

Until finally

The time came when a new breed of leader ran the world, more effectively than ever and ethically. The world was a happy place.

Click HERE to watch a TED Talk-like media presentation by Dr. Alan E. Nelson. This powerful 20-minute slide show seminar will help you catch the vision of this concept. Click HERE. (Click HERE for a pdf of the presentation.)

90% of leaders surveyed said leadership development should begin by age 21 and 50% said by 10*

Click HERE for a free PDF of an article featured by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in their magazine, Leadership In Action.

If you want to change the world, focus on leaders. If you want to change leaders, focus on them when they’re young.

Click here to take our FREE Social Influence Survey, to assess your child’s observable leadership aptitude. Parents receive an automated report.

Click HERE to see what the NBC news affiliate in Denver said about a public school using LeadNow!

The average age when formal leadership training starts is 42. We give leaders a 20-40 year head start.**

*Survey of 462 responders, published by The Center for Creative Leadership (

**Reported in Harvard Business Blog Network, 12/2012 from 17,000 managers surveyed.