Business Education Partnership Leadership Academy

  • NOTE: This program is under re-development at this time. No applications will be accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you for your understanding!


    Mission:  To equip students for the future, to recognize the impact of teachers on the lives of their students and to utilize the talents and experience of our partners.

    The Business Education Partnership leadership program is an mentoring program open to graduating seniors from Berkeley County's four high schools.  Students are selected by an application process each September making them eligible for the following:

Congratulations to Our 2022 Student Leadership Academy Class!

  • 2022 leadership academy

    NOT PICTURED: Krista Souders

What students say about the program...

  • - Melanie Jimmerson, Leadership Class '21; Martinsburg High School "In the beginning, I had many ideas of what leadership meant and looked like. As I worked and learned in Business Education Partnership Leadership Academy I began to better understand leadership and integrity and why it is so vital to oneself. Being in the Leadership Academy not only gave me an additional scholarship but it also gave me an amazing network!"
  • - Mary Hadley, Leadership Class '21; Hedgesville High "I learned about how much effort is put into community service and how much of an impact that effort results in. Also, I learned that community service isn't just the efforts of one person but a group of people working together to make a change. Being a part of the Leadership Academy gave me insight on how important it is to plant yourself in the community and grow throughout. One thing I liked was being able to collaborate ideas and express individual ways of thinking but still be able to work as a group to put those ideas into actions."
  • - Jonathan Weller, Leadership Class '21;Spring Mills High School "I learned about the value of teamwork and helping the community. I also learned that collaboration is the key to success. Without every teammate doing their part, nothing would get done. I have also grown to appreciate the value of advice. One thing I liked about the academy is that we were all working toward a common goal in our own ways. Even though we were contributing to different organizations, we were all doing it to help the community."
  • - Mary-Katherine Morris, Leadership Class '21; Musselman High "The past several months of partaking in the Berkeley County Business Education Partnership Leadership Academy has been an eye-opening experience. The different sessions provided insight to particular business topics and even prepared us for when we will encounter those situations. The mentors were all extremely supportive and welcoming while always offering a helping hand if needed. I most enjoyed researching my group’s non-profit, Main Street Martinsburg, and putting together a project to present to the other members. Further, hearing all the other group presentations showed how talented and creative my peers are. The lessons I have learned from this program will stay with me for a lifetime. Participating in this program is well-worth your time because of all the wisdom, friendships, and connections gained from it."
  • - Logan Riffey, Leadership Class '19; Hedgesville High "I spent a year as a part of the Berkeley County Schools Business Education Partnership Leadership Academy to learn about networking, marketing, financing, etc in order to create a project and present to a panel of judges in March." "Mentored by Allen Keys and assisted by Steve Truax, we were assigned to the nonprofit CCAP /Loaves and Fishes. We did our job and won them a donation of $1000. Everyone in the program also got a scholarship of $350. To any upcoming Senior in Berkeley County, I highly recommend you apply to this program. It is an experience you will never forget (not to mention all the connections you’ll make with students and businesses across the county)."
Last Modified on May 20, 2022