Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT)
LOT is a leadership, enrichment and mentoring programme designed to raise the academic achievements of children and young people, particularly those of African and Caribbean heritage by empowering them with unbridled opportunities. Through a combination of discipline, clear parameters and tough love, together with a passionate commitment and a close- knit family atmosphere, we seek in our weekly after school sessions to help young people grow in confidence, maturity, learn invaluable life skills, improve their school performance and compete effectively in the global market place.
LOT London was established by Vallin Miller in 2002. We work in partnership with the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) based in Chicago, which founded the Leaders of Tomorrow programme in 1991 to support minority high school students who demonstrate leadership potential.
LOT aims to eradicate the stereotypes that so often define our young people. We confound, not conform to stereotypes. We are “anti MTV Base”, “anti-ghetto grammar” and other accoutrements of “Bling” culture.
Our mission is therefore threefold:
Vallin Miller, MSc. Cert.Ed.
Dip. Race & Community Rel.
Vince Holder, MSc.
Micheal Williams, BA(Hons)
Christine Miller, BA (Hons)
Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have had a group of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers supporting the students. The group consist of teachers, managers, writers, broadcasters and other professionals.
Lindsay Johns, MA (Oxon)
Kara Miller, BA (Hons), CIMA, ACMA
A Prospect magazine post-Riots piece about the scheme
An Evening Standard piece on the importance of good speech and grammar for young people
A BBC 2 Culture Show piece from 2010 on taking the kids to see a play at the Young Vic theatre
A Channel 4 piece from 2008 on the evils of bling culture
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