Potential leaders must be nurtured and developed. MLI is an organization that provides students with an avenue to develop creativity through music education and leadership development. Through this program, we engage students in music and leadership experiences that enhance their innovation, creativity, thinking and collaboration skills. We deliver a comprehensive professional-level instruction in jazz education MLI promotes music development in youth grades 6-12, helps students develop leadership skills through music education and academic preparation, cultivates a mindset that will advance their musicianship and leadership and, supports and enhances students’ career pathway options