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Today, more than ever is the time to equip our young people with 21st century skills that will prepare them for college, career and in life

our story

Find out about our organization, mission and core values






Why life skills, soft skills, career skills, and employability skills?

77% of employers feel that soft skills are more important than hard skills — Skills Survey, 2018

82% of business leaders expect humans and machines to work as integrated workforce teams within the next five years. — Dell Technologies, 2018



Our Response

To blend individual, collaborative team and group work to create a culture of 21st Century Learning.

Our Strategy

Our project-based, 21st century skills-integration student-led club is a unique approach to standards that embody 21st century knowledge and core competencies.

LeverageHER offers an opportunity for students to go beyond the classroom, partner and engage with their peers.

LeverageHER strategically enhances readiness for college, career and personal development.

In other words, we put our young people at the center of teamwork, collaboration, and employable skills and allow them to create their own outcomes that integrates into real-world readiness.

Her Next Five's LeverageHER program offers an interactive, student-led, peer-to-peer programming that provides participants with a platform to build skills, confidence, resiliency and leadership.

Our workshops are aligned with Common Core Standards and the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards. The activities involved in combination with the national academic standards


 Learning Outcome

By encouraging participants to work in small groups and using a mix of learning styles and activities, participants develop leadership and 21st century skills in a cohesive format for their voices to be heard.

21st Century Skills:

  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Leadership
  • Civic literacy and citizenship
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Technology literacy
  • Initiative

Soft Skills

  • Strategic Vision
  • Influencing
  • Time Management
  • Valuing diversity and difference
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation and Public Speaking Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal drive


We are totally excited to partner with the following schools and community programs



This tool serves as a one-stop shop for internal Her Next Five partners and LeverageHER participants  


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