Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change Launches Beloved Community Leadership Academy



Atlanta, Georgia, April 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ATLANTA, GA. – The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is now accepting applications through May 1 for its new Beloved Community Leadership Academy (BCLA), the King Center’s premier educational program for youth ages 13 to 18 years old. which begins July 5. The program application, nomination form and scholarship information are available at the Beloved Community Leadership Academy.

This unique virtual learning experience focuses on leadership and character development, entrepreneurship and 21st century innovation. The 15-month BCLA program includes weekly training sessions in three program pillars: Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence; technology and innovation; and business and entrepreneurship.

“This dynamic global educational program represents the King Center’s unwavering commitment to developing the next generation of beloved community leaders committed to embracing nonviolence as a means to creating a just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world.” concluded Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the King Center.

“We encourage educators and parents around the world to nominate aspiring students who will benefit from this unique educational experience designed for 13-18 year olds,” said Ian Moore, Program Director, Beloved Community Leadership Academy.

BCLA features renowned industry leaders such as Mr. Earl Lucas of Ford Motor Company, Mr. Sola Winley of Major League Soccer, and Dr. Bernice A King, along with many others, sharing with students various insights into their own professional success.

The program ends with a showcase showcasing each student’s curated business proposition and UX/UI design skills. This will allow participants to bring their business ideas to market.

With the support of corporate sponsors, The King Center provides students with need-based and merit-based scholarships. Additionally, in an effort to create an equitable and accessible environment, the King Center is bridging the digital divide by providing laptops and hotspots to students in need.

General application, nomination form and scholarship information can be found at: All applications must be submitted by May 1, 2022 and the program officially begins on July 5, 2022.

*Educators may nominate more than one student for the leadership academy. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and/or merit. Scholarship amounts range from partial tuition support to full tuition support. Accepted students and their parents and/or guardians will be notified of their scholarship by email.
For more information on BCLA, please contact:
Contact person: Ian Moore
Email: [email protected]

About the King Center
The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The King Center is the official living memorial and programmatic nonprofit organization committed to educating the world about the life, legacy, and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center serves to inspire new generations to continue his unfinished work, to strengthen causes and empower the changemakers who continue his efforts today. The King Center’s first educational initiative, Nonviolence365®, is based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology. Its teachings engage participants from diverse sectors of society, including emerging and next-generation leaders, in modules and exercises that enhance skills in communication, leadership, interpersonal relationships, and conflict reconciliation.
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CONTACT: Chandler Frierson The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change 678-949-3189 [email protected]

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