Leadership Boise Academy



Leadership Boise Academy (LBA), formed in 1984 by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce to educate a diverse group of area high school students, provides an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of the current issues, resources and opportunities available in the Boise area community. The Academy seeks to recognize and motivate high school juniors by offering a dynamic learning opportunity through active engagement with current and emerging community leaders in the business, corporate and non-profit sector from across the Treasure Valley. Through participation in this program, students are encouraged to become more involved in addressing the critical issues facing our community and the role they can play in ensuring the current and future success of the Boise Metro region.


There is absolutely no cost to participants selected for this program.


Leadership Boise Academy seeks out exceptional high school juniors from throughout the Boise Metro area who demonstrate the potential and desire to grow as leaders.  LBA provides these young leaders with an opportunity to examine the critical issues/challenges facing the Boise area. The program offers a comprehensive learning experience, enabling students to expand their capacity for leadership. It is the goal of Leadership Boise Academy to nurture young leaders with a stronger understanding of the important issues facing our community in the hopes that they not only become better informed but inspired to become the community leaders of the future.


Students currently in the 11th grade in the Fall of 2017 may apply to participate.  Interested students should:

  • Express an interest to their counselor
  • Commit to 100% attendance at all sessions and
  • Complete the application process as indicated.


Due date: October 2, 2017


  • Setting the Stage |  Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Government | Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Business | Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Legal Social | Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Media | Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Service Project Day | Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Graduation Banquet | May TBD, 2018 (evening event)


The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Leadership Boise Academy scholarship program.  This program recognizes graduates of Leadership Boise Academy who have taken an active role in their community and wish to pursue post-secondary education at an institution in the state of Idaho.  Scholarships are awarded at the annual Leadership Boise Academy Graduation Banquet each May.

The applicant must be a graduate of the Leadership Boise Academy program, a graduating high school senior and continuing his/her education at an accredited college or university in the state of Idaho.


For additional information or questions, please contact the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce:

Erin Erkins, Senior Manager, Leadership Development & Communications
Direct (208) 472-5258
Email: eerkins@boisechamber.org.

Leadership Boise Academy Program Sponsor:

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