About Leadership & International Relations

Leadership students posing in Italy

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Leadership & International Relations is to develop students’ capacity to recognize and provide the essentials of ethical leadership in the context of community, national, and international affairs, and to help each student to understand the importance of international relations for issue resolution and the well-being of our society and global community.

Our Goals

  • Instill in students an understanding and a passion for leadership that positively impacts their community and their future.

  • Increase the knowledge and develop the leadership skills necessary for students to be successful in leadership roles.

  • Develop knowledgeable citizens who understand the role and impact of international relations on the well being of our society and the global community.

  • Provide students an academically challenging and stimulating course of study.

  • Provide meaningful opportunities for learning and application of knowledge and skills.

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TED x Letters

TEDxYouth@JamesRiverRoad is an independently organized TEDx event at James River High School in Midlothian, VA


We host an annual TEDx event which features a diverse group of speakers.