Project Description

About the Academy of Leaders Program

The Academy of Leaders middle school after-school and summer program provides academic and youth development programming for sixth through eighth grade students after school and during summer. The program works to improve student achievement in academic subjects, develop leadership habits and provide opportunities for students to learn the 21st century skills needed to be college and career ready.

The program’s design incorporates all elements of proven highly-effective after-school program models, including academic tutoring in core subjects, project-based STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), enrichment activities, leadership development and parent/family involvement.

The Academy of Leaders furnishes the academic proficiency and nurtures the self-efficacy necessary for students to succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education and career readiness.


of middle school students reported the program has helped them with their academic success
at or above proficiency math
of parents with children enrolled reported improved parenting skills from adult events

Program Details


June 13, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Monday through Friday


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Golden Gate Middle School
2701 48th Terrace SW
Naples, FL 34116


Quela Cameron
239. 255.7232

Summer Program Flyer

Student Activity Gallery

Grace Place’s Academy of Leaders middle school program was recently funded by the Florida Department of Education through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for programming on Golden Gate Middle School campus for students attending this school. Equitable services have been extended to private schools nearby including BridgePrep Academy of Collier and St. Elizabeth Seton School. The programming narrative is be accessible on our website.

education changes everything.

An investment in the literacy and language skills of our families is an investment in the workforce of Collier County. Together we can build a stronger community, now and for future generations.