Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Program

For more information contact:

Mr. Kofi Frempong


John F. Kennedy High School’s signature program empowers students through rigorous interdisciplinary experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.


Leadership Training Institute students will become civic-minded, self-reliant, service driven young adults.


The Leadership Training Institute will empower students through a rigorous interdisciplinary education emphasizing experiential learning, community service projects, and leadership theory and application.

Program Principles

  • LTI is founded on the pillars of participation, academics, community service, and ethics.
  • Leadership is a process, and the ability to lead effectively can be found in every person.
  • Curricula will be challenging, innovative, and inspiring.
  • Partnerships with school, community, business, and parents will support academic excellence.
  • Personal development will be nurtured and supported.

The Leadership Training Institute is open by application to all Downcounty Consortium students.

We are looking for curious independent thinkers who are excited by opportunities to learn, explore, and consistently meet challenges. There is a need for good leadership in every profession and every segment of society and we believe that each individual has the potential to be a leader.

The application process includes a self-evaluation and a written essay. Students also submit teacher and personal recommendations and counselors report student grades. An admissions committee of teachers and staff review each application for consideration and final selection.

Application Materials

The LTI application will be available through a Common MCPS Application. The High School Common Application will be available on or about Friday, October 4, 2019. Current MCPS students must access the online application through either the MyMCPS student or parent portal, using their MCPS Google account. Private and home-schooled students should check back in early October for updates, however, must secure an MCPS Student ID in order to submit an application and assess for the program. MCPS Student ID must obtained from your neighborhood middle school. To find your neighborhood middle school use the MCPS School Assignment Tool.

To learn more about the IB LTI pathway, visit the click here.


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LTI Seniors…letting off some steam.
General Information
Upcoming Events
Field Trip – Rockville: Escape Room
Grades 10-12 only
Monday, February 24th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Cost: $30
Seats limited to first 35 students to turn in permission slips. Additional forms in LTI office.
Student Service Learning Opportunities
Volunteers needed to be the Kennedy Cavalier mascot at sporting events! See the Athletic Director, Ms. Amanda Twele
Volunteers needed to assist with concession sales during Kennedy sporting events See the Athletic Director, Ms. Amanda Twele
Montgomery Parks www.ParksVolunteers.org
Attendance at Poms County Competition Saturday, February 1st, 10:30 a.m.
Montgomery Blair High School | Cost: $5.00
February Family Market Saturday, February 22nd, 7:30 a.m. – noon | Cafeteria

Leaders of the Month

Students are nominated and chosen within each grade level for this honor. Selected students best represented the pillars of participation, academics, service, and ethics. January student leaders are:

9th Grade: Rosie Then
10th Grade: Baria Mustafa
11th Grade: Emmanuela Obia-Amauwa
12th Grade: Faith Cooper

Dress Days

LTI Dress DaysThe dress days for February are as follows:

January 4th: LTI shirts
January 11st: Dress for Success
January 18th: LTI shirts
February 25th: Dress for Success

Special Acknowledgements

Congratulations to the following students for earning Straight As for the first quarter:

Rebekah Alemayehu
Yanelee Felicien
Dureti Hailu
Hewan Kidanemariam
Jayline Oviedo-Reyna
Daphne Ranti
Aylin Aguilon Vasquez

Nerys Argueta-Posada
Brook Fikre
Ariful Haque
Simona Letizia
Mbange Palle
Kai Reth
Tina Zhang

Lily Eagle
Francesca Gasasira
Fatmata Jalloh
Roukyathou Mama-Sambo
Luis-Bill Perez
Djenebou Traore