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The LEADS (Leadership for Educational Attainment Developed through Service) program is a collaboration between the Leduc Center and the Fall River and New Bedford Public School systems.

The program places university students at local elementary and middle schools to teach student leadership skills through service-learning projects. LEADS is designed to empower elementary and middle school children to believe in themselves while they actively work to make our community a better place to live.

The goals of the program are:

  • to increase school achievement and civic engagement;
  • to increase leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities; and
  • to further develop student appreciation for and understanding of the importance of educational attainment

Elementary and middle school students develop a service-learning project that is important to them by researching the needs of their community. Once they have defined their project, the LEADS team members (university students) create fun activities that integrate leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.


This job is open to undergraduate and graduate students in good standing at the university.


LEADS mentors will responsible for preparing and implementing community service projects with middle or high school students, attending meetings, participating in training, and assisting fellow LEADS mentors on service-related projects.


LEADS mentors must have their own transportation.


This is mostly a work-study position; however, non-work-study positions may be available.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resumé via email to Gary Marden.