Boys Leadership Institute:

Dare on to Be Your Best 


June 24-25, 2022, The Maynard 4 Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Boys Leadership Institute at Camp Beckwith!

Twenty-three young men between the ages of 13 and 16 ventured to the Gulf State Park’s state-of-the-art Learning Campus in Gulf Shores, Alabama where they participated in the Boys Leadership Institute (BLI): Dare on to Be Your Best program. The concept, design and intended outcome of BLI is to cultivate an aptitude in areas concerning financial literacy and budgeting, emotional intelligence, time management, motivation, self-worth, public speaking, and more. BLI utilizes the combined knowledge and experience of guest speakers, the mentorship of adult leaders and interactive activities designed to enrich, enlighten, and inspire young men to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Lampro Asteri (Shining Star) Youth Development is a non-profit organization designed to teach young boys life lessons, such as citizenship, economics, and healthy emotional management. Founded by Fairhope city councilman Corey Martin and his wife Monetia, the program has touched the lives of over 100 Baldwin County young men.

The GAP (Giving Access to the People) Project is a non -profit organization founded by Randy Bumpers with the mission of encouraging students to align their actions today with their goals for tomorrow. The project reaches hundreds of students in the state of Alabama with its co-curricular program focusing on financial literacy, personal wellness, personal leadership, and career exploration.

These three organizations came together to provide a great service to our community on Juneteenth, which is now a federally recognized holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. “I couldn’t be more delighted to host such a remarkable program,” expressed Maynard 4 Foundation founder Suntrease Williams-Maynard. “We could not have done this without the dedication and commitment of our two phenomenal partners. I’m also extremely grateful to all our sponsors for investing in this program. We look forward to continuing this combined effort in the years to come.”

2022 Boys Leadership Institute Program

June 24-25, 2022

Camp Beckwith & Conference Center
10400 Beckwith Lane
Fairhope, Alabama 36532

Program Cost: $100.00
(Includes lodging, all meals, t-shirt, activities, and program.)

Scholarships are available.

Please contact to inquire about a scholarship.

Ambassador for the 2022 Boys Leadership Institute: Mr. Avery Chance Hope, Jr.

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The Maynard 4 Foundation would like to highlight Avery Chance Hope, Jr., who was a participant in our inaugural Boys Leadership Institute in 2021. Because of his eagerness to learn, compassion for others, and demonstrated leadership abilities, he has been selected to serve as the Ambassador for the 2022 Boys Leadership Institute. We are proud to have Avery serve in this capacity.

Mr. Hope is 17-years of age and currently a junior at Baker High School in Mobile, Alabama. His favorite subject is history and he has developed an interest in the legal profession. He has interned with a couple of local attorneys in order to gain exposure in the field. 

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Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

We are thankful to The Community Foundation of South Alabama for serving as our 2022 Sponsor of the Boys Leadership Institute.


2021 Boys Leadership Institute:

Dare On to Be Your Best