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Discovering Who You Are



Mirror Image Leadership Academy (MILA) is a 3-year leadership development experience for incoming 7th graders, primarily targeting, but not limited to, African American males in Alachua County, FL. Our true mission is to help young men discover for themselves the leader that lies within.


We do this through innovative approaches to expose these young men to the truth that they are created in the image of God and have the ability to successfully lead themselves, their families, and communities.

A different approach

Our approach is Mindset over Behavior. To see real change in our communities, there must be real change in individuals. But real change doesn’t happen without a change of mindset. From diets to various outreach programs, we teach behavioral shifts meant to change how young men think about themselves, others, and the world in which they live.


Exposure is key

Through local, national, and international experiences, we show young men a world of possibilities. This inspires them to think about who they are and whom they are created to be.


Discover how to make a difference