Graduates Secure Paid Summer Internships, Paving the Way for Future Success

LANDOVER, MD, July 22, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — The 13th Man Leadership Academy, launched by the 13th Man organization in September 2022, has garnered notable achievements in its mission to empower and develop young men into exceptional leaders. Today, the organization proudly announces that all 15 young men from its inaugural class have secured paid internships for the summer, marking a significant milestone in their leadership journeys.

Over the course of the 9-month professional development preparatory program, graduates demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and dedication throughout their training and have been rewarded with valuable opportunities to gain practical experience in their respective fields of interests. These paid internships will provide them with invaluable exposure and further develop their leadership potential.

“The 13th Man Leadership Academy is thrilled to witness the success of our inaugural class as they embark on paid summer internships where they will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their time at the academy while further developing their leadership abilities,” said Davon Kelly, Founder of The 13th Man Leadership Academy. “These internships are a testament to the caliber of our graduates and the impact of our comprehensive leadership training program. We are immensely proud of our inaugural class. Their commitment to personal and professional development sets a shining example for future generations of leaders.”

The businesses and organizations that have generously welcomed interns from The 13th Man Leadership Academy’s inaugural class encompass a wide range of industries. They are: Architect of the Capital, Ascellon, DC Public Defenders, Gallant Business Solutions, Guardians of Honor, KONIAG Government Services, MCN Build, NixDev LLC, NOVAD Management Consulting, Nvolve, Prince George’s Memorial Library, Quest Insurance Suitability of McLean, and Synergy Family Services.

To commemorate this significant milestone, the academy hosted a special event that brought together the participants, mentors, sponsors and distinguished guests. The evening was filled with inspiration, reflection, and celebration as the achievements and growth of the inaugural class were acknowledged and commended. Graduates had the opportunity to share what they learned and accomplished throughout their transformative journey at the academy. They highlighted the invaluable leadership skills they acquired, the personal growth they experienced, and the positive impact they hope to make in their communities.

The 13th Man Leadership Academy is committed to its mission of empowering young men to become exemplary leaders, and it looks forward to welcoming future classes who will continue to raise the bar in leadership excellence. For more information about the 13th Man Leadership Academy and its programs, please visit

The 13th Man, is a non-profit leadership development organization that empowers and transforms young men, ages 12-17, into the next generation of change makers. We offer year-round tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and enrichment engagements that are designed to lay the foundation for participants to achieve academic success and become well-rounded, active, and impactful leaders of their communities today and beyond. The 13th Man is headquartered in Prince George’s County, Maryland, with a chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are a registered 501c3 organization.

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