What is the Leaders of Tomorrow® Program?

NBMBAA® hosted the first Leaders of Tomorrow® conference in 1991 as a way to mentor talented youth aspiring to leadership roles in professional fields. Since its inception, LOT® has evolved into a comprehensive programmatic approach for providing leadership development to young people. Today, the program is driven by a strong mentoring component across four areas: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation and Career Preparation. The program offers participants resources, knowledge and opportunities in the way of scholarships, internships and mentoring relationships.

Program Components

Leadership Curriculum

Leadership Summit

Leader Tech Tour

Leaders of Tomorrow® Pillars & Themes

LOT® activities are focused around the four pillars: Leadership, Financial Literacy, College Preparation & Career Preparation.


LOT® strives to teach each participants fundamental leadership skills and provide you with opportunities to practice and refine these abilities. Themes include:

Defining Leadership
Personal Branding
Identifying Passions
Public Speaking
Social Action
Community Service

Financial Literacy

LOT® strives to instill financial responsibility with real-world examples. Themes include:

Setting Goals
Store Simulation
Banking 101
Financial Off-site Discussions
Credit vs. Debt
Product Management
Business Presentations

College Prep

LOT® helps prepare for higher education with tips, test prep and on-campus experiences. Themes include:

Academic Success
Interest Assessments
College Visits
ACT Prep
Major/Minor Selections
College Selection Process
College Applications

Career Prep

LOT® exposes you to potential career paths, provides expert mentors and enables real-world experiences. Themes include:

Personal Future
Potential Careers
Strengths, Interests and Values
Application Process
Work Behavior
Resume Creation

Why You Should Join Leaders of Tomorrow®

Develop Your Leadership Skills

Learn and practice the skills to become a successful leader

A Network of Supporters

Create a strong network of motivated peers who will support you

Earn Scholarships

The LOT® Program offers many scholarship opportunities for participants

Unique Experience

From the Leadership Summit to the Tech Tour and local opportunities, LOT® is an exciting program