Effective Leadership Academy's mission is to help young people develop their most valuable asset – themselves. ELA programs are focused on leadership and social-emotional success skills, highlighting the importance of keeping an open mind, thinking outside the box, embracing change, and developing a personal code of ethics. ELA’s goal is to provide a transformational experience to inspire youth to become the pilots of their own lives. ELA has 20,000+ student alumni and more than 150 school and community partners. effectivela.org