Youth Programs

Some of the challenges we face in boardrooms originates in classrooms. Dysfunctional behavior is learned early in life.  Similarly, fully functioning, high performance individuals can learn to be inspiring human beings early in life too. We have experienced great success in changing outcomes this way.  For example, the 13th largest high school district in America was ranked 800th in the nation. With the help of our proprietary Higher Ground Leadership® philosophy, two years later, they became the #1 high school district in America (US News and World Reports annual survey) and won the $1 million Broad Foundation prize. We believe inspiration, leadership and building a strong philosophy toward life should start early.  Through decades of research and work with thousands of leaders, we know that many of the pitfalls and challenges faced in adulthood are seeded in childhood. We have also published a book for children teaching young people to see the disadvantages of bullying: The Cardinal of Marmaduke Abbey

The Secretan Center is committed to supporting youth and in collaboration with the Pay It Forward Foundation and a new initiative focused on online youth education, we will be supporting curriculum development focused on inspiring youth and improving the mental health of youth.  For more information, on this exciting initiative being launched late 2021, please contact us at