Boys Leadership Institute:

Dare on to Be Your Best 


The Maynard 4 Foundation hosted its 2nd Annual Boys Leadership Institute at Camp Beckwith!

The concept, design, and intended outcome of the Boys Leadership Institute (“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 ages 13-16 to become tomorrow’s leaders. The Maynard 4 Foundation first launched this program in honor of its first-year anniversary on the Juneteenth weekend of 2021. The theme, which is named in honor of Director Dareon Maynard, is Dare on to Be Your Best. In its first year, it was hosted at the state-of-the-art Learning Campus in Gulf Shores, Alabama. In its second year, they ventured to the beautiful campus of Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama. 

During its first two years, The Maynard 4 Foundation partnered with both Lampro Asteri (Shining Star) Youth Development and The GAP (Giving Access to the People) Project, two other non-profit organizations. Lampro Asteri was 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. Randy Bumpers founded the GAP Project 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.

The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to provide this program on an annual basis as Dareon’s signature program. If anyone is interested in becoming a partner or sponsor, please contact us.

 Information for next year’s program is forthcoming!


2023 Boys Leadership Institute Program

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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 was selected to serve as the Ambassador for the 2022 Boys Leadership Institute. We were 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 to gain exposure in the field. 

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Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsor

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


2022 Boys Leadership Institute

2021 Boys Leadership Institute