Ahead Leadership – Goals


From Ahead to College, Career, and Beyond.sm_about

If your goal in life is simply to earn a comfortable living, Ahead is probably not for you. But if you hope to earn your living in a way that makes a valuable contribution to the well-being of others, then we invite you to come make life-long friends among people who are bound to make an impact in the future of society, both in the U.S. and abroad.


Where have AHEAD students ended up?

Since we began in 1995, our participants have gone on to the following:

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Cal State Northridge
  • California State University San Diego
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola Marymount
  • Pepperdine University
  • Stanford University
  • Thomas Aquinas College
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • US Naval Academy
  • Washington University
  • West Point





How has AHEAD helped you?

“The speakers help me know what kind of jobs are out there, and what to expect.”

“The mentoring makes me focus on things I need to work on. I like to have that extra push.”

“I didn’t think I’d go to college but now I know I can and I plan to. And I can find a way to pay for it.”

“I’ve always had good grades but they pushed me to do better and become a leader.”

“There weren’t any interesting clubs at our school so we started our own and now we have about 30 members. I would have never done that without Ahead.”

“I can’t believe how much time I used to waste putting off homework. Now I get it done faster and have more time to spend on other things.”

“I would have never applied to Stanford or Berkeley. I was thinking really small before.”

“After senior year they put me in touch with a service project in Lithuania. That was the greatest experience of my life.”