HBCU Leadership Academy

The HBCU Leadership Academy is a hands-on, leadership development program helping Black college students bridge the gap between classroom learning and business-world doing. Students gain leadership know-how by co-developing and co-managing the HBCU Day-One-Ready Academy. This remote, 10-week internship program is paid and invitation only.

Fall 2024 Cohort (Sep 8th - Nov 16th)

What's in it for you?
• Leadership know-how
• Community and networking
• Skill-building workshops
• Career opportunities

We seek students who are:
• Exceptional communicators
• Committed to community
• Driven and skilled
• Coachable and consistent

Meet our Spring 2024 Leadership Team:

  • Nekeirah Brice

    Nekeirah Brice  
    Community Team Lead
    Claflin University

  • Carolynn McKay

    Carolynn McKay  
    Mentoring Lead
    Langston University

  • Laila Spinner

    Laila Spinner  
    Mentor Wellness Lead
    Florida A&M University

  • Kayla Vital

    Kayla Vital  
    First-Year Wellness Lead
    Prairie View A&M University

  • Rayven Bryant

    Rayven Bryant  
    Academy Team Lead
    Spelman College

  • Aiyana Uter

    Aiyana Uter  
    Events Lead
    Claflin University

  • Amaya Williams

    Amaya Williams  
    Engagement Lead
    Albany State University

  • Alyssa Clayton

    Alyssa Clayton  
    Engagement Lead
    Tuskegee University

HBCU First is a student-led community advancing the wellbeing and economic participation of America’s Black youth.

Learn more about who we are and what we believe.