"In my life’s journey I have been blessed with caring
parents, great coaches, and mentors…I’ve tried to provide that same
kind of influence on our Super Leaders students. We want them to
understand and believe that they are actors and architects in the
construction of their own destiny." -Brig Owens
Super Leaders, Inc. was established in 1985 by Brig Owens, former
Washington Redskins defensive back [1966-1977]. Brig’s passion for
education and youth leadership has inspired more than 24,000
students to be ambassadors for change through their membership in
the Super Leaders youth development program. Our mission is to
combine in-school mentoring, leadership retreats, and community
service to help low-income students resist negative peer pressure,
succeed academically in middle and senior high school, and enter
undergraduate education or employment upon high school graduation.
In 2007, the High School graduation rate for Super Leaders members
was 100%, with 88.2% of those graduates entering college in
The Super Leaders comprehensive youth development program
combines in-school mentoring, youth leadership training retreats,
and community service projects. Dedicated School Advisors
coordinate the Super Leaders weekly meetings, provide tutoring and
mentoring on an appointment basis to Super Leaders students, lead
life-skills workshops at off-site youth leadership retreats, and
coordinate community service field trips for Super Leaders
students. In the 2008-2009 academic year we expect to sustain a
Super Leaders membership of 700 middle and senior high school
students and reach more than 10,000 youth age 11-19 through
student-led outreach efforts at our participating schools.
Demonstrate and make positive life choices.
Improve grade-point averages and fulfill academic potential.
Avoid destructive and risky behavior.
Remain drug free.
Exercise and eat healthy foods, understanding the importance of
being physically fit.
Spread positive messages within schools and communities.
Improve the quality of student life for themselves and
Create drug-free, violence-free, and positive school and
Develop and use support systems.
Coordinate with other schools, private organizations and public
agencies to spread positive messages to area youth.
Excellence is achievable and always worth the investment.
The most effective learning environment is one in which staff
and students are actively engaged and have ultimate respect for
Students must be equipped with life-long learning tools to
succeed in a changing society.
Super Leaders have unique talents and perspectives that
contribute to the value of our schools, and they have an impact on
their peers, families, communities and each other.
Leadership comes through time and service.
Super Leaders must be determined and focused to keep their
priorities in order.
Super Leaders must face life with boldness and press for the
highest value systems.
Students can maintain physically fit and nutritionally sound
bodies to compliment their well-conditioned and healthy minds.
Through positive peer pressure – Super leaders become role
models, influencing other students to act and communicate in a
positive and constructive manner.