Latasha Wells Amerson Leadership Institute

Boardroom Leadership Academy

The Latasha Wells Amerson Leadership Institute is a 501 3 (c) (3) non-profit organization, recognized by the IRS.  The organization was founded in 2012 by Latasha Wells Amerson, an attorney, law enforcement professional, and professor. Yielding to the call, Amerson began the organization with three young men whose parents desired that they become good leaders with strong ethical values. These young men became the face of The Board Room Leadership Academy, an organization designed to cultivate teens and young adults into world-class leaders.

The passion leading to this mission was an accumulation of life experiences and exposures. The program’s all-encompassing outreach is meant to redefine the journey to success through multi-disciplined guidance and character building.  It is designed to add another dimension of parental resources especially to the underserved, those of low economic fortune, and those who have yet to realize their full potential.

 Members of The Board Room Leadership Academy assimilate into board assignments such as the President, Secretary, and Treasurer. This quasi-board of directors performs the professional tasks and responsibilities of company boards worldwide.  Each session begins with the board meeting and includes the reading of the board declaration. The meeting then transitions to academia, social discussions, life skills, and fun.

Scholars have been engaged by Attorneys, Administrative Professionals, Dental Hygienists, Police Officers, college students, banking professionals, young working adults, Personnel Directors, and more. Scholars learn everything from personal grooming, to the characteristics of an eagle. They have attended several events, each requiring research, presentations or reports.  These events include:

¯The Museum of Tolerance

-Genealogy/Family Research

-Resume's and Personal Statements

-Career and Academic Development

-Mock Interviews

-Emergency Preparedness

-The "Giving Project" -A hands-on  Homeless Feeding and Toy Delivery Initiative. Scholars hand delivered over 100 hot meals to homeless families and individuals living in tents on the streets of Los Angeles. 

-The History of the Harlem Globetrotters and attendance to a Globetrotters game

¯The Black Angels Over Tuskegee Play and a meet with the Tuskegee Airmen and their families

¯The Diary of Anne Frank - the play

¯The 20th Annual Youth Leadership Conference at USC, hosted by Omega Educational Foundation

¯Book Festival – African American Firefighter Museum

¯Black History Essay Contest at the African American Firefighter Museum

-Positive Results Corp - Stop the Pain Symposium - California State University Dominquez Hills

-The 2015 Summer Youth Conference, Ensenada Mexico aboard Carnival Cruise Line's "Inspiration" Ship

Learning Experiences includes:

¯Vision Boarding

-The Giving Project - Scholars fed more than 100 homeless people living in tents on the streets of Los Angeles, and partnered with staff at a local shelter run by Volunteers of American to bring gifts to deserving families.

-The game of Life

¯Personal Grooming Essentials

¯The importance of good oral health


¯The 7 Characteristics of an Eagle

¯Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

¯Paying it Forward – “It’s Not All About Me”

¯Corporate Governance

¯I am Artist Donated by famed artist Erik & Tasha Wahl

¯Self Esteem, Fear, and Insecurity

¯Financial Literacy

¯Goal setting

¯Vision and Vision Board Creation


¯Exam Preparation

¯Academic Charting


¯College Prep/SAT/Application Assistance

- Diversity - Beyond Tolerance

-Bullying - it only takes one

-Social Media Literacy and Accountability

-Leadership Development and taking Responsibility 

-College Night Fall 2017 - Terrorism and Extremism at California State Dominguez Hills

2013 Arizona Grand Spa and Resort - Team Building and Self Esteem

2014 Pine Summit - Big Bear - Financial Literacy

2015 Carnival Baja  Cruise "Diversity and Inclusion"

2016 Camping with Cops - August 11-14 at Campland on the Bay - Huge Success!

2017  Summer Youth Conference - June 30 July 2 at Great Wolf Lodge - Garden Grove, CA - Technology

2018 Scholars @ College - June 29-July 1 - UCLA

2019 Leaderpreneurship at Palomar Christian Conference Center - August 8-11 

The Junior Board meets on Saturdays. The group is comprised of an intimate group of young men and women age 8 to 17; each appropriately dressed in business attire except footwear which has been specifically reserved for their individual preference and creativity. During these sessions, Board members aim to earn the coveted gold eagle lapel pin. This is accomplished after reciting the 7 Characteristics of an eagle and tying his or her own tie.  

Parental involvement is an essential component to the success of the scholar and the program. Non-parental mentoring reinforces the program’s goal and further validates parental rearing.