Leadership Academy: Texas
Leadership Academy: Texas (LAT) is a grant funded, school-based program designed to encourage and and inspire students to develop leadership qualities while building relationships with their school resource officers and school counselors. LAT classes meet bi-weekly and use an evidence based restorative justice model, which has been shown to have significant effect on behavior and academic success. Restorative circles are used to engage students in dialogue on important topics, such as “Be Respectful” and “Value What is Important.” LAT gives students an opportunity to experience positive interactions with law enforcement officers, and gives officers and counselors the opportunity to mentor students.
Our 8-hour training is free to officer and counselor teams who want to facilitate LAT on their campus.
Expanding statewide in 2017, these are the current campuses participating in Leadership Academy: Texas
Information on our community partners, LAT news, and a page just for our facilitator ( with downloadable materials)