• Great Leaders:  Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, Cesar Chavez

    What Great Leader Do You Take After?

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Meet April Lara

Meet April Lara

I educate teens, parents, teachers, and counselors about what it takes to be a great leader so that they can make a positive contribution in their families, schools, communities and the world.

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  • How George Washington inspired Abraham Lincoln to become President

    George Washington desired that every July 4th be a grand celebration, a time when we come together and celebrate our freedom. Men and women made great sacrifices for our country that we have ceremoniously observed for the past 239 years. Washington did not only inspire our honoring the day, his words also inspired another great president, Abraham […]
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  • My Day with Eleanor Roosevelt’s Grandaughter

    “My grandmother would have loved this school.” That is how Anna Eleanor Roosevelt started her key note speech at the annual fundraiser for the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (YWLCS) that I had the privilege of attending this past Wednesday. Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter, Anne is thoughtful, kind, inspirational and has the same energizer tendencies as […]
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  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    I was eight years old when Martin Luther King Jr. died.  I remember being off school the day of his funeral.  I knew he was an important figure and a well known man.  I remember there was a lot of controversy and fear around him, too.  As I grew older I had a greater appreciation for his role […]
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  • Ray and Janay Rice: Saved by the Elevator

    So much can happen in six months.  I have always had this philosophy.  Six months from now, your life can be completely different – totally unknown – and quite unexpected.  It may be good or bad, let’s say life is purposeful. Just ask Ray and Janay Rice.  It wasn’t long ago Janay was getting married […]
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  • An Open Letter to Bridget Anne Kelly: Help us with Our Leadership Deficit

    Dear Bridget, You have been described as professional, friendly and nice; a supportive, caring mother of four children who has a just value system.  So I have to ask myself:  Where did a young, beautiful, smart mother who had so much going for her lose her moral accountability?  You were on a fast track, in […]
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