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Lead Arkansas Program (LeadAR)

The Lead Arkansas (LeadAR) program is a life-changing event for emerging Arkansas leaders from rural and urban communities. Our goal is to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of the economic and social changes affecting our state through the practical application of leadership skills and development of expertise to address critical problems facing their communities.

The training is focused on basic skills in communications, interpersonal relations, networking, economics, policy formation, role of government, and social and cultural understanding. Men and women in this program explore the legislative process; the long-term effects of our government's agriculture, trade, and economic policies; and current issues facing our state in education, health, water, economic development, and criminal justice. 


LeadAR Giving

LeadAR is a comprehensive "life-changing" leadership development program that SERVES Arkansas.

Gifts supporting LeadAR provide resources for educational excellence, sustaining and growing the diverse, "life-changing" program that has equipped leaders to serve Arkansas for 25 years.

Throughout educational seminars held statewide, LeadAR members develop skills and strengthen leadership competencies. LeadAR members are exposed to initiatives that encourage thinking outside the box and getting beyond personal comfort levels to become more well-rounded employees, volunteers, advocates and citizens. LeadAR values diversity. LeadAR instills in its members an obligation for community and public service. Public service is at the heart of improving Arkansas. By promoting integrity, responsibility, commitment and involvement, LeadAR produces leaders who are ready to meet the needs of their communities, state and nation.

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  • Empowers decision-makers with the information they need to make knowledgeable and informed decisions about the issues that impact their communities locally.
  • Invests in cultivating and expanding the skill sets for today's and tomorrow's community leaders.
  • Produces future generations of caring leaders for Arkansas, the United States and the world.

You can choose how you want to designate your gift – provide a scholarship, strengthen the curriculum, sponsor a seminar of interest to you, invest in an endowment that promotes national and international exchanges of ideas.

Ways to Give -- Become a Program Sponsor


 Program Funding

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Electric Cooperatives Entergy
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Farm Credit System Foundation