Leaders of Today

Our Mission

Providing high school students with tools and resources to promote positive leadership in the classroom, locker room, and community. 

Our Vision 

Preparing Elyria and Lorain high school students for life-long impact and community leadership by enhancing professional, social, and personal development skills. Allowing young minds to think larger within their community, city, and world.

Our Values

LEARN . EMPOWER . ACT . DREAM 

Our Purpose

Leaders of Today Inc., a registered 501-(c)3 non-profit organization was established April 27, 2018 by its founder and CEO, Marsalis Hammons.  Hammons, being a first generation college student and having an upbringing in Elyria, Ohio,  was inspired to start an organization that would lead youth towards opportunities to make a positive change within their community.

Earning a high school diploma is key, but simply not enough.

The decisions students choose to make with their free-time outside of school reveals and develops skills that statistics cannot always prove.

According to a recent U.S Census report, Lorain County’s average percentage of people aged 18-25 years old with a bachelor’s was 24 percent. Yet, an alarming 16 percent of people 18-25 years old in Elyria obtained a bachelor's degree and only 12 percent of people in Lorain. Our purpose is to increase the amount of high school students in Elyria and Lorain who obtain post-secondary education and career readiness skills.

We believe by offering students tools and resources for positive leadership in the classroom, locker room, and community, this will prepare students to reach their full potential in all aspects of life. 

Meet Our Leaders

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Marsalis Hammons

Founder & Executive Director

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Rob Spademan

Board Chair

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Michelle Creer

Treasurer

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Amanda Belcher

Secretary

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Ali Abraham

Board Member 

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Betsy Trump

Board Member

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Billy Yard

Board Member 

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Katelyn Gonzalez

Board Member

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Keenan Williams Sr.

Board Member

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Heather Beck-Wallace

Board Member 

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Molly Tyson

Board Member 

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Toni Lecorchick

Board Member 

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