Legacy Education Afrocentric Development (L.E.A.D)

L.E.A.D: Legacy Education for Afrocentric Development continues to enhance the needs of students in our community. The primary goal of L.E.A.D is to encourage Black and Afrocentric youth to graduate from high school and pursue a well-rounded education and apprenticeships, which contributes to becoming productive members of our community and behind. The program will offer a diverse curriculum that integrates leadership and culturally relevant themes for students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Providing professional development and support for all high school students who engage in the program.
  • Facilitate conversations for students to discuss future planning while developing a sense of agency.
  • Understanding how to adopt technologies that give them access to support services and community resources. 

Legacy Education Afrocentric Development



LEAD students are given the tools necessary to emerge as leaders.

High school participation and requirements:

High school students who are selected to participate in LEAD enroll in a college-level course that focuses on leadership and cultural and academic development. Students who meet all course requirements receive one college credit and high school credit(s).

  1. Attend class once a week
  2. Participate in class discussions
  3. Complete assignments
  4. Engage in group activities
  5. Deliver presentations

Students who complete LEAD have the opportunity to participate in LEAD 2 and Ubuntu Summer Symposium (LEAD 3)


For more information, please contact:

Marcus LeGrand
Afrocentric Program Coordinator
Phone: 541-330-4376
Christy Walker
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 541-383-7412

Team Building:

Students practice and implement team-building skills that carry over in their roles in college as well as in life.

Personal Responsibility:

By completing written assignments, group work and research presentations, students learn to be responsible for themselves as well as become aware of their role as individuals in a group environment.


By learning the fundamentals of communication, students become active listeners and participants.

Public Speaking Skills:T

hrough experiential learning, students gain confidence and experience in public speaking.

Conflict Resolution:

Students are exposed to appropriate methods of handling conflict and learn useful tools to engage.

Cultural Pride:

Students are encouraged to celebrate and explore their heritage and their cultural identity

Multicultural Programs: