Youth Leadership Programs

Empower youth to transform their communities by increasing their leadership capacity.


The Youth Leadership Practice of the Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center exists to empower youth to transform their communities by increasing their leadership capacity. We do this by offering a variety of different programming and training opportunities to youth in and around the Greater Milwaukee area. 

We seek to: 

  1. To form leaders with integrity and purpose
  2. To build a sense of hope and responsibility among young people
  3. To increase access to skills, knowledge, social connections and resources
  4. To reduce violence and promote tolerance and peaceful conflict resolution 

Tomorrow’s Present, our flagship program is a partnership with the House of Peace and is based on the research of Dr. Lisa Calderone-Stewart. Her model of Transformational Leadership is exemplified through the programming of Tomorrow’s Present. 

Visit the Tomorrow's Present website for more information.

Training Programs

If you are looking for a comprehensive leadership-training program for your youth leadership team, we can help. We will work with you to deliver research based leadership training to your team to help them achieve their goal. 

Current youth leadership teams include the Youth Leadership Council of the Violence Prevention Initiative of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Casa Romero’s youth leadership team. 

Contact Sean Lansing at (414) 410-4583 if you are interested in more information.