Join the movement to educate, motivate and empower our students and communities.

84 Clinton Place
Newark, NJ 07108

+1 (973) 856-6289

Mon - Fri  9.00 - 6.00
Sunday Closed

Leaders for
Life NJ

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.


Mentoring Program

The Leaders for Life Mentoring Program is a one on one program designed to develop middle school (ages 11-14) males from the urban community into future leaders committed to excellence in character, service and academic excellence.


Community Outreach

Throughout the year, we have various activities that engage the community to build community relations and altruism.


Taking the Lead!

Taking the Lead afterschool program provides not only a safe place to go, but also provide our youth with necessary workforce development skills, while equipping them with leadership skills thatwill nurture and encourage positive, healthy choices.


Saturday Academy

offers various classes for students in grades 2-12. Classes range from arts and crafts to SAT Prep. Students are enrolled on a rolling basis.

We are E.s.t 2005

Who We Are

Leaders for Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by a native resident of the city of Newark and educator in the Newark Public School System. At LFL, we work daily to ensure that residents have ample exposure to educational resources that exist within the community. We seek to become partners with individuals in their desire to succeed academically, professionally and personally.

We have over 30 combined years of suc-cessful experience working with residents in the city of Newark and Essex County.






Leaders For Life Newark

Altarik White (CEO & Co-Founder)

Leaders For Life is a program willing to implement innovative programs to affect student outcomes in a positive way. We set high expectations at LFL and we’re concerned with the success of every single student. It’s an exciting time for education right now, in Newark and nationally. If you are passionate about opening doors to kids, I couldn’t think of a greater opportunity.


Dowling College Oakdale

Mufutau Taiwo (Student)

My favorite part of the program was being able to build strong friendships - not only with the students, but with other mentors as well.



Important Reasons You Need to Become a Mentor

When you decide to mentor someone, you really have no way of knowing how far they’ll go. Whether you shape the next great entrepreneur of our time or help someone achieve there dreams, you'll make a difference -- and that's all that matters.

Our Partners

We have built strong partner relationships with major companies in order to bringing education to children while transforming underserved communities, our partners have engaged employees, empowered communities

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