Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.  It may not happen fully till after I’m gone. But I know that the steps we’re taking are the right steps.

Jennifer Granholm

Upcoming Events

Lead Up provides our student leaders with unique opportunities to engage in the community and build skills necessary for college and career. Help us by attending a fundraiser or two, or follow along as our student leaders explore their surroundings and embrace new challenges.

Beer Hop Postponed in Response to COVID-19 Crisis.



As excited as we are to "Hop on Board" with you this coming Saturday, we'll have to wait a little while for our departure to some of LIncoln's best craft beer locations. It wasn't an easy decision, but made with the intention of supporting your health and well-being, and that of the amazing brewers and proprietors welcoming us behind the scenes.
The event will be rescheduled and we will announce a new date as soon as is feasible.  We hope that many of you will be with us - we've planned a fantastic day!
For now - here are your options regarding your Beer Hop tickets:
1. Have us hold on to your current tickets and you'll be all set for a future Saturday afternoon on a great beer adventure.
2. You can request a refund for tickets purchased - although we do hope you'll sign up again when ticketing is re-opened.
3. You can withdraw from the event, but donate your ticket price to Lead Up. It won't be as much fun as having a few beers but you'll be supporting the great work the team is doing to make sure some of Lincoln's most vulnerable yet highly talented youth get a shot at a great future.
We are sorry to disappoint, but know you'll understand Lead Up's commitment to working proactively to respond to this unprecedented challenge.
Cheers to your health and we'll see you soon.
Julie Allen, Founder

Let's Do Launch

Lead Up’s current career 360° is taking us to the stars - and beyond! Each career 360° examines a career field from every angle to illuminate the skills, college majors, and job opportunities possible - this 360° is all about the aerospace industry. It takes a lot to get to space - dreamers, doers, drivers, and more. 

Want to join us? Lincoln high school students can help Lead Up launch a near space satellite.

How’s that for reaching for the stars?


Out of This World Popcorn

Our limited edition specialty flavors, designed by Simply Amaizen Popcorn,  complement our latest Career 360° - Space.

Grab your popcorn and join us on our journey.



Thank you for another great Carve Up!

Thank you for another great Carve Up!

The second annual Carve Up for Lead Up has come to an end. As we sweep away the pumpkin seeds and hay, we would like to thank our sponsors:As well as all of the businesses and individuals who sponsored a pumpkin, everyone who supported us by dining out at Granite City...

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Thank you for a great Carve Up!

Thank you for a great Carve Up!

As we close the books on the first annual Carve Up for Lead Up, we would like to thank our sponsors: As well as all of the businesses and individuals who sponsored a pumpkin, everyone who supported us by dining out at Granite City on Friday and those who purchased...

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