Love Progress Park is targeted leadership training for students and athletes who desire a real world, MBA-style leadership experience.
The mission of Love Progress Park is to provide experiential leadership programming for girls enhancing emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and business growth. Our vision is to See All Girls Live With The Courage To Lead.
Love Progress Park specializes in leadership programming for middle school and high school girls who are looking to supplement their academic and athletic endeavors with focused leadership training.
All LPP Directors are current or rising community leaders. L.E.A.D. Group Coaches are hand-picked by LPP Directors based on very specific criteria. Directors and Coaches must pass background checks, complete L.E.A.D. Team Development training, and abide by strict LPP standards. Our Directors and Coaches believe all girls can reach their leadership potential.
Generally, we work with girls in grades 6-12. Each program or event (L.E.A.D. Groups, Leadership Project, etc.) has specific age requirements listed in the event descriptions.
Love Progress Park has a strict no refund policy once students receive our official Playbook, attend the first day of programming, or make their first programming payment installment. There may be exceptions given for long-term illness.
The L.E.A.D. acronym stands for Live Excellence Achieve Dreams. Girls in L.E.A.D. Groups establish their values, core strengths, goals & dreams, then work a plan to start moving toward realizing their individual leadership potential. Weekly leadership practices are times girls in L.E.A.D. groups collaborate on an entrepreneurial project that sparks creativity and empowers each girl to navigate the entrepreneurial process, build their self-belief, and connect with peers and coaches to help follow through. L.E.A.D. Groups become true friend-groups and give girls a safe social space to grow in as young women and future leaders year over year.
The Winter Leadership Project and Summer HEROwn Story Leadership Project are multi-day fun and inspirational workshops teaching leadership strategies to build confidence, physical fitness, mindsets that overcome fear and enable resilience, and so much more for the purpose of motivating girls to write the next year’s story of their lives with themselves as the HERO at the end. The vision and goal-setting challenges give girls a perspective of what is possible when they have a plan of attack and let us become their guides to getting through to their goals.
We are thrilled to offer a Scholarship Program! This program aims to help future leaders reach their goals by covering the cost of joining leadership experiences for one year through scholarship funds provided by generous individuals and community partners who want to see young women live with the courage to lead! Please email us at [email protected] to learn more.
We’re working on it! If you want to start a L.E.A.D. Group in your city, please visit fill out the ‘Join Our List’ form or email us at [email protected] and let us know!
Sign up or Start a group! Visit our 'L.E.A.D. Groups' page to get started!
Students benefit fully from the leadership and life experiences provided through LPP programming because all trainings and skills given are rooted in research and real world, challenge-based learning. First-hand demonstration of leadership strategies through community service, entrepreneurship, and personal development may be reflected in application essays and interviews. Coaches may write letters of recommendation for their students upon request.
Please visit the ‘Become a City Director’ under our ‘Programs’ page to submit an Interest Form!
Go to our Menu bar in the top left corner of our website, click on INVEST IN GIRLS, go down to COACH A LEAD GROUP, then submit the L.E.A.D. Group Coach Application to get started!
Love Progress Park (LPP) seeks to provide a safe and fun environment for all children who participate in our programs and events. The goal of the following policies is to protect children from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior. We also want to ensure that our staff and any worker associated with LPP is equipped with the most knowledge. Adherence to these policies can be a safeguard against the highly unlikely event of a false allegation. Two-Deep Leadership and Physical Contact At no time should LPP staff be in a situation where they are alone with a child or children and cannot be observed by others. If a staff member becomes alone with a child, he or she should promptly move to a location where he or she can be observed by other adults. LPP mandates 2 deep leadership at all times, meaning at least 2 adults should always be present with minor participants. Physical contact with participants should be limited. Physical contact is appropriate when used for skill development, is required for the safety of the child, is for the child’s benefit (non-intrusive congratulatory or comforting gestures), and occurs in an open environment. It is inappropriate if it involves touching the groin, genital area, buttocks, breasts, or any other area that might cause embarrassment or discomfort, if it frightens, distresses or embarrasses the child, or if it occurs in a private location. Mandatory Reporting Under federal law, all adults who work with minor students are mandated to report suspicion of child physical abuse or sexual abuse within 24 hours to the jurisdiction having authority. Staff must also report to LPP HQ within the same timeframe. The responsibility of mandatory reporters is to notify the appropriate agencies when abuse is suspected. It is not the role of the reporting parties to evaluate the credibility or validity of the suspicion. Workers should also consider this information confidential and should not share with other workers, children, or parents/family members. In addition to suspicions of abuse, any witnessed policy violation by a fellow worker, should be reported to LPP HQ. Retaliation or job repercussions as a result of reporting allegations of abuse in good faith are prohibited by Federal law. Other Prohibited Practices • Grooming behavior will not be tolerated. • Staff will not buy gifts or give money to players. • Staff will avoid fraternization with students in non¬-sanctioned settings. • Profanity, racial or ethnic slurs, or any derogatory language is not allowed. Staff should speak positively to and in front of participants. • Student and parent personal information including phone number, email, home address, etc. will not be disseminated without prior consent from said student or parent.
Love Progress Park (LPP) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of Lead Group students, hiring and firing of staff, and selection of vendors. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, members of our staff, coaches, and vendors.
We, LOVE PROGRESS PARK, explain in this policy how we collect, process, use, share, and secure the information that we receive from users via our websites, mobile apps, and over email (together, the “LOVE PROGRESS PARK Services”). This policy also explains your choices regarding the use of, access to, and correction of your personal information.
Method of Payment LPP offers 2 payment options to accommodate families. Parents may choose to pay a program’s fees in-full up front or choose to have installments auto-billed. Parents are responsible for the full program’s dues regardless of which option they choose. This must be set up within 72 hours of a student’s acceptance of their spot on a Lead Group or in an event. Cash and checks are not accepted.
Accounts are considered late one week after the installment is due and will be charged an additional $25 late fee. Students with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate until paid in full. Special arrangements will need to approved by a director.
LPP has a strict no refund policy once students receive our official Lead Group Coaching or correspondance, attend the first day of programming, or make their first programming payment installment. There may be exceptions given for long-term illness.
All grievances need to wait at least 24 hours before reaching out to Lead Group Coaches to set up a phone call or meeting. Taking time to let initial feelings subside allows for logical, controlled discussion.
All club members are required to have accidental/medical insurance that will cover them in the event of injury or illness.
Students, parents, and staff understand that they are representing Love Progress Park and will always do their best to positively represent the organization and its values. Also, understand that the goals of LPP programs are for each student to improve and (hopefully) have fun, and these goals take precedence over all other desires for participating.