Two Wins, Cedar Valley College and the University of North Texas at Dallas have partnered to host a Leadership Academy called ELEVATE.  ELEVATE is a comprehensive, business-oriented, all-male leadership/entrepreneurship academy designed to develop future business leaders and entrepreneurs.  A select group of rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will be offered the opportunity to experience the campus life, while learning leadership skills, business etiquette, entrepreneurship, and the college admission process.


As a one-week intensive academy, ELEVATE will keenly focus on leadership development skills for young men.  The academy bases its curriculum on five core leadership skills necessary to become a successful leader: Challenge, Connectivity, Creativity, Communication and Confidence. These young men are expected to learn and incorporate these skills throughout their time at ELEVATE.  Successful leaders from various industries, businesses, colleges and fraternal organizations will serve as mentors.


ELEVATE strives to Provide each student a comprehensive plan to become a well-equipped entrepreneur and emerging leader through the following initiatives:

  • Develop Elevator Speech

  • Personality Assessment

  • Emotional Coping Techniques

  • Mock Interviews

  • Resume Writing Skills

  • Entrepreneurship 101

  • College Campus Experience

  • Business and Dining Etiquettes

  • Financial Literacy

  • Networking Skills

  • College Admission Process

  • Networking Skills

  • Team Building Excercises

  • "PITCH" Day

  • Assigned a Life Coach