Project L.E.A.D. – Fall/2020

Project L.E.A.D. – Apply Below


– Complete four classes and qualify to apply for the scholarship contest
– Peace of mind with 100% online programs
– Ease of completion with 100% online forms and assignments (mobile-friendly)
– Multiple course offerings, allowing for rolling enrollment
– Direct interaction with program personnel via private Facebook mastermind group

Locations and Dates (Virtual Online: Zoom)

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
August 8, 2020 – November 21, 2020

Leadership Program for youth ages 12-19

The Be About Change leadership comprehensive program combines physical training with classroom instruction/discussion that empowers participants to build and sustain a better life.  Physical training will consist of bodyweight training.  Classroom instruction/discussion will include the topics below.  Please carefully review and complete everything in this application.


**Select courses in application section below

Resume / Interviewing
Dates offered: 8/15, 9/19, 10/17
Recruiter, Scott Fernandez, has spent over 20 years assisting clients secure employees and professional positions. Learn about strategies to implement for interviewing, resume-writing, social media, and personal follow-up to showcase your talents. In this course, you will gain perspectives on how to position yourself for professional opportunities.

College / Scholarship
Dates offered: 9/12, 10/10, 11/7
High School Initiatives Specialist (Admissions), Michael Sztapka, of Nashville State Community College, discusses the college admissions process, both from the perspective of college admissions, as well as from the perspective of a college graduate and student. Mr. Sztapka facilitated the awarding of our first Project L.E.A.D. scholarship to program graduate, Tremaine James. In this course, you will learn strategies to position yourself for dual-enrollment opportunities (while in high school) as well as post-secondary opportunities.

Self-Awareness / Anger Management
Dates offered: 8/8, 8/29, 9/5, 10/3, 11/14
In partnership with The F.I.N.D. Design, and O.L.L.I.E., instructors offer unique perspectives and strategies for becoming more self-aware. Increased self-awareness directly correlates with more informed decision-making, which prepares individuals for responding positively to life’s challenges. In this course, you will gain a better understanding of how you respond to conflict with a deeper insight into personal responsibility and your role in life events.

Entrepreneurship / Business (2-part series)
Dates offered: 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21
Learn directly from entrepreneur and Be About Change founding board member, Carlos Moncayo, who owns and has managed several businesses in the Nashville area, specializing in the entertainment industry. This course is offered in two parts (see schedule at Zoom Meeting registration):
Part 1 – Business Establishment & Operations Management
Part 2 – Marketing & Promotion

Life Impact / Guest Speaker
Dates offered: 8/29, 10/31
Presenters discuss life experiences with an emphasis on experience, strength, and hope. In this course, you will gain an understanding – from personal perspectives – on the complexities in life, overcoming hardship and adversity, and forging a path forward during challenging times.

Single class
You will be assigned to one course, based upon your referring agency and/or your family’s consultation with Be About Change.

*** In order to participate in this program, the student or parent/guardian must complete the application below AND the appropriate waiver/release (it will be emailed to you after completing the form below) no later than Wednesday prior to their initial class.

Questions: contact Be About Change Executive Director, Marcel Hernandez:


  • List the name of your organization, or list "Parent" or "Guardian" if this is a family referral.
    Check at least four classes in which the student is interested OR select "single class" if the student is being referred for the one-time enrichment class
  • Contact info of the person making referral

  • Student contact info
  • (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • *Ages 12-19 (grades 7-12)
  • List any known contact and contact information

  • Parent/Guardian contact info