The DLI offers students opportunities to develop a metaphorical tool belt of leadership skills and experiences. Programs exist year-round and vary in length, focus, application and age appropriateness. 

Leadership Workshops

Strengths Based Leadership Seminar
This interactive workshop series is based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder™, a Web-based assessment that identifies students’ talents and strengths. The seminar includes four meetings based on strengths-based leadership, culminating in a capstone project in which students interview a local community leader.

  • November & December, 2014
  • No application
  • Class I-IV 

LinkedIn - Creating Your Online Professional Presence
This interactive workshop educates students about the importance and effectiveness of networking through LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network. Topics include exploring your professional network, utilizing professional tools on LinkedIn, and creating an effective LinkedIn profile.

  • Spring
  • No application
  • Class I-III

Art & Skill of Networking
This hands-on workshop demonstrates to students the art and skill of cultivating relationships with individuals to support their professional trajectories. Topics based on The Networking Survival Guide by Diane Darling, with focus on creating a your own elevator pitch, preparing for networking events and effectively “working a room”.

  • Spring
  • No application
  • Class I-III 

DLI Mini-Grants fund new and creative ideas generated by student teams that improve BLS or the local community. Each team will submit a professional proposal and make a presentation to a panel of judges. Up to $2,000 available per proposal. Funding is competitive. 

  • Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Application/proposal
  • Class I-VI

Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (BELA)
BELA is a course in entrepreneurial education focused on new venture creation with social and economic value. In teams, students develop new business ideas that could be acted upon NOW. Two teams will be selected to compete at the Babson Boston Cup, a regional competition involving Boston’s top area schools.

  • October, 2014 – April, 2015
  • No application
  • Class I-III
  • Boston Latin School won the Boston Babson Cup in 2014 and received the Environmental Sustainability and Community Impact awards. 

The DLI sponsors approximately seven Fellowships each summer offering students an experiential learning opportunity focused on organizational leadership across for-profit and non-profit industries. 7 weeks, $1,800 stipend.

  • Application - January
  • Fellowship - June - August
  • Class I-III 

Leadership Luncheons
A monthly gathering between current BLS student leaders and DLI Director, Jim Levesque. Student leaders from across BLS (athletics, arts, student clubs) engage in a casual, thought-provoking conversation about leadership styles, strategies for leading at BLS, and ideas for collaboration.

  • Monthly
  • No application
  • Current student leaders

Career Connections
In March 2014, Boston Latin School launched Career Connections, a program in which 110 alumni returned to BLS to offer professional advice and networking opportunities for the junior class. Students heard first-hand accounts from BLS alumni who are practitioners and leaders in their field; learned about college and professional trajectories; and networked to establish professional resources.

  • March, 2015
  • No application
  • Class II 

Senior College Transition Day
In May 2014, Boston Latin School reimagined Senior College Transition Day, a program in which 80 young alumni enrolled in college returned to BLS to offer advice to graduating seniors. Topics focused on college academics, campus life and leadership opportunities.

  • May
  • No application
  • Class I