Our Story

Potential is universal. Opportunity is not. MLL tries to level the playing field for adolescent girls from impoverished communities through weekly life-skill building training and programs.

Our Story

Who We Are

We are established businesswomen who have experience serving and mentoring girls to help them envision and achieve their goals. We combine an optimistic, motivated view of the future with a practical, skill-based approach designed to launch young women in a direction to achieve the success of their dreams.

Our Story


Metro Leadership League exists to provide the opportunity for eighth- through twelfth- grade girls in under-resourced communities to realize their potential and build a foundation of self worth and perseverance that leads to a lifetime of success — TODAY and TOMORROW.

Our Story


Metro Leadership League is committed to expanding underserved adolescent girls’ vision of possibility in an emotionally safe and encouraging environment. Girls meet regularly with female, volunteer mentors, “coaches” to participate in fun, explorative development sessions to learn self-discovery, goal setting, community outreach and life-skill activities to INSPIRE confidence in their potential to succeed.
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Compassion is the heart’s undivided desire for peace and equality.
Friendship inspires love in the knowledge that someone cares.
Dependability is the key to trust.
Choices make all the difference.
Goals create the roadmap of a fulfilling life.
Service enriches the intrinsic spirit of generosity and worldly wisdom.
Observation & Trial are the catalysts of discovery, creativity, variety and success.
Empowerment is the knowledge, confidence, experience and readiness that transforms passion into reality.

  • “What I love about MLL is that we can be who we want to be, and there are people that have been through what we have been through and are willing to help us get to where we want to be in the future. The coaches really care about what we have to say and what we need to do. They are really understanding about what we need to do.”

    – Shamia Banks, class of 2021

  • “We want to help the girls realize that in situations where they may feel like they don’t have multiple options, everything is actually a choice.”

    – Beth Roberts, Founder