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Male Leadership Academy

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The mission of the Montgomery County Male Leadership Academy is to enrich the life of youth in Montgomery County through the power of positive mentoring.


The Montgomery County Male Leadership Academy program participants will experience the best that this county and surrounding areas has to offer through amazing group activities. Visits to local attractions, cultural events, games, obstacle courses and much more will keep the mentoring experience fresh all while developing young men into stellar community leaders.

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Male Leadership Academy Overview

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has a rich history of developing successful youth initiatives. In keeping with their mission to invest in the life experience of youth in the community, Montgomery County is embarking upon the creation of a male youth mentoring program. This new initiative continues to build upon the foundation of already flourishing county youth incentive programs by enhancing youth life experience via educational activities and career awareness. Through the power of constructive male mentorship, the Board of County Commissioners believe they can both enrich the lives of youth and maintain their commitment to excellence in Montgomery County by positively impacting generations to come. This will be accomplished by the initiative known as the Montgomery County Male Leadership Academy.

Under the charge of the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator appointed members of his Executive Team to serve on a newly created committee known as the Academy Leadership Executive Team. This team serves to provide oversight in launching the Montgomery County Male Leadership Academy pilot mentoring program. The Academy Leadership Executive Team gave special directive to one of its members, Director of Workforce Development, Marvene Mitchell, to further orchestrate the pilot program effort. While this pilot program seeks to specifically serve minority male youth ages 14-16 in the west and northwest quadrants of Dayton, it will also serve as a means of obtaining best practices for the future goal of providing a county-wide mentoring program for Montgomery County youth.

Core Values


  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • Strong Moral Compass

Soft Skills

  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Higher-order thinking
  • Self-control
  • Positive self-concept


  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Optimism
  • Self-motivation
  • Civic responsibility

Community Impact

Benefits for Youth

Development of character
Development of soft skills
Development of leadership
Experience to various facets of life
(education, career, culture)

Benefits for Mentors

Opportunity to impart wisdom
Opportunity to improve the community
Opportunity to impact the next generation

Male Leadership Academy Goal

To enhance the life experience of male youth by offering access to educational activities and career awareness

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Board of County Commissioners
Deborah A. Lieberman
Judy Dodge
Carolyn Rice

County Administrator
Michael B. Colbert

Assistant County Administrator
Chris Williams

Director of Workforce Development
Marvene Mitchell

Montgomery County Male Leadership Academy Program Manager
Jaree Ringer

1111 Edwin C Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45422