Leaders of the Free World is very proud to announce our
new Co-Director, Lavar Thomas!!
As many of you know, Lavar has been an amazing asset to the LFW program and played an integral part in our inaugural trip to Ghana this past summer. Lavar’s leadership experience and expertise in international experiential learning, lent so much to the LFW program. As a recent Peace Corps Health Volunteer and a Kaplan Leadership Scholar, Lavar’s passion for service leadership,personal development, and international experience drive his commitment to helping others cultivate their own personal power.
As Co-Director Lavar will continue to oversee the leadership development and mentoring curriculum of the LFW program as well as assisting in the recruitment of new fellows and mentors and working with our organizational partners.
Additionally, Lavar will be kicking off, his own passion project, “Empower for Greatness” (EFG) a movement to help youth, entrepreneurs, and young professionals lead with authenticity and confidence.
As Lavar notes, “I am committed to helping individuals overcome self-defeating thoughts. Travel has played a significant role in my professional and personal growth. By providing the young men of LFW the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and get a glimpse of the world, I believe it will cultivate a renewed sense of self.”
Planning for the 2018, Leaders of the Free World cohort is already underway. This next trip will bring together fellows and mentors from all over the country. These fellows will grow together, learn from each other and support each other through this new experience. This group will be comprised of individuals passionate about service, self-mastery, and building a bigger brighter future for their communities.