Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Program






For more information contact:

Mr. Kofi Frempong


John F. Kennedy High School’s signature program empowers students through rigorous interdisciplinary experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.


Leadership Training Institute students will become civic-minded, self-reliant, service driven young adults.


The Leadership Training Institute will empower students through a rigorous interdisciplinary education emphasizing experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.

Program Principles

  • LTI is founded on the pillars of participation, academics, community service, and ethics.
  • Leadership is a process, and the ability to lead effectively can be found in every person.
  • Curricula will be challenging, innovative, and inspiring.
  • Partnerships with school, community, business, and parents will support academic excellence.
  • Personal development will be nurtured and supported.

The Leadership Training Institute is open by application to all Downcounty Consortium students.

We are looking for curious independent thinkers who are excited by opportunities to learn, explore, and consistently meet challenges. There is a need for good leadership in every profession and every segment of society and we believe that each individual has the potential to be a leader.

The application process includes a self-evaluation and a written essay. Students also submit teacher and personal recommendations and counselors report student grades. An admissions committee of teachers and staff review each application for consideration and final selection.

Application Materials

The 2017-18 LTI application is available for download the 2017 LTI Application Packet. To learn more about the IB LTI pathway, visit the click here.


LTI seniors running dialogue circles
LTI seniors involved in and running dialogue circles with senior citizens
General Information  
LTI t-shirt orders available on-line through Sunday, November 12th! Click here to buy your shirt today!  
LTI field trip to Dave & Busters Monday, November 20, 2017
(additional forms available in LTI office)
Student Service Learning Opportunities  
Participation in Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Meet at 9:15 a.m. in front of Chick-fil-A
825 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring  
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Downtown Silver Spring
Volunteers needed to assist with Saturday School Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
See Mr. Frempong for more details
Montgomery Parks www.ParksVolunteers.org

Volunteer Opportunity Highlight!


On Wednesday, November 22nd, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad will receive its shipment of Christmas trees
and will be in need of volunteers to help with unloading trees and setting up the lot for tree sales.


Congratulations to our Leaders of the Month for October!
9th Grade: Maria Youssef
10th Grade: Fatmata Jalloh
11th Grade: Anna Brobbey-Mensah
12th Grade: Jonathan Ly

Special congratulations to Rony Garcia-Vivas, who was selected for the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy, (one of only 20 students from all of MCPS!), and Melanie Komolafe, who presented at the United Against Hate Conference in October!

Dress Days

  • November 7th: Wear your LTI t-shirt
  • November 14th: Dress for Success
  • November 21th: Wear your LTI t-shirt
  • November 28th: Dress for Success