The Aurora Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in support of the Emerging Young Leaders program, has developed the Ivy Leadership Academy or ILA.  ILA is 10-month program is designed exclusively for pre-teen African American girls grades six (6) through eight (8) who attend school in or reside in the Aurora Area. Participants will benefit from a rigorous curriculum designed to; develop life-long skills, promote leadership, build confidence, and encourage self-efficacy.

Ivy Leadership Academy workshops will address the unique needs of pre-teen girls, and equip them with the skills necessary to emerge victorious in all academic and social endeavors. Workshops will incorporate skill development in the areas of:

  • Self-esteem

  • Health

  • Community service

  • Post-secondary education & career choices

  • Domestic violence & healthy relationships

  • Peer pressure & safe choices

  • Public Speaking

  • Defying media perceptions of beauty

For more information and questions about the Ivy Leadership Academy, please contact Mrs. Wonder Moore at

Click here for the 2018 Ivy Leadership Cover Letter

Click here for the 2018 Ivy Leadership Application