Purpose Leadership Academy



About Purpose Leadership Academy:

Purpose Leadership Academy is a proposed, tuition-free public charter school that offers a stable, supportive environment with extended learning and a wide range of resources to holistically support students. The vision of Purpose Leadership Academy is to produce critically conscious change makers who will lead with service as a guiding purpose to enact and impact change through policy, innovation, and inspiration.

About the Founder:

Leondrus “Leo” Wright is former executive chef and current educator with passion to build safe learning environments for black & latino men/youth. He advocates adhering to the philosophy of “Trying to change the world, one student at a time” and will be opening up Nevada’s 1st and only public boarding charter school – Purpose Leadership Academy.




More About Design to EdRupt

Opportunity 180’s Design to EdRupt fellowship looks to disrupt the current educational landscape by surfacing and supporting underrepresented PreK-12 future and current education leaders and helping to reimagine the future of learning. During the fellowship, individuals explore the idea of designing and launching a new learning environment, such as a school or program.

The fellowship exists in three stages: Explore, where fellows assess and explore their leadership readiness to design and launch a new school or program; Cultivate, where fellows pilot their ideas; and Prepare to Launch. Their programs and school concepts will ensure more kids have access to innovative, high quality learning environments, and ensuring every kid can graduate from high school college and career-ready, prepared to live the life they dream. Mike is one of our Cultivate Cohort I fellows. For more information, click here.