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The Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute’s Aspiring Leaders Academy invites you to experience an opportunity that will help discover your talents and skills as well as clarify your academic and career goals.

The academy is a structured program lasting a full term. It provides a variety of mentoring including orientation, traditional and group mentoring, team mentoring, peer mentoring, e-mentoring and an achievement banquet. These and other activities facilitate positive and meaningful interactions between you and your professors. Outcomes include career plans, educational aspirations, satisfaction with college, intellectual development, personal development, academic achievement and college persistence.

Students are a part of a three-person cohort. Each student shares a common interest in criminal justice or homeland security. Each mentee is assigned one faculty member. At the start of the term, mentees and mentors attend an orientation program together. Mentees and mentors will meet throughout the term to discuss personal goals and academic progress, to explore career options and opportunities, and to build character and leadership skills. As you grow, you and your fellow mentees will complete an Engaged Learning Project under the direction of your faculty mentor.

To be an aspiring leader, you must:

  • Be enrolled officially at Anne Arundel Community College
  • Major in any of the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute programs
  • Have taken at least 3 credits in your selected program
  • Complete an Aspiring Leaders Academy application

Director and Professor Darian Senn-Carter, Ed.D., ALA coordinator         
101 College Parkway, CALT 232B
Arnold, MD 21012 


Aspiring Leaders Academy Application

Student Testimonial