The Second Pillar of Impact Learning is Service Leadership & Character Training


Service is highly encouraged at ICL Academy. Our students learn to participate and collaborate together by designing programs that engage others and help the people around them.

Leadership Service Learning Projects

Our Leadership course teaches students how to lead with purpose and to enact positive change within the community.

Learning Communities/Meetups

ICL’s project-based electives create learning communities and peer-to-peer mentoring and collaborations. In 2021-2022, ICL will have several Meetups planned across the country!

Orientation: Personal Mission Statement and Ikigai

At ICL we use Ikigai to help students create personal mission statements from their passions. The word “Ikigai” stems from two Japanese words, iki (meaning life) and kai (pronounced “gai” meaning effect, result, worth, benefit.) The word translated to English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for being.” 

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors welcome new students and families to ICL’s unique community.  Our student Ambassadors help and lead outreach efforts.

Honors Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, leadership, service and character.


We challenge all of our students to ‘dare to dream', have the courage to take risks, and to show leadership through action!


At ICL, we build character inside and outside of the classroom

MindUp Mondays

Based firmly in neuroscience, MindUP teaches the skills and knowledge students need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion.

ICL Champion and Partner Webinars

Experts and master champions provide exceptional and unparalleled mentorship to our students through interactive webinars, project-based electives, personalized for virtual coaching, and ‘live meetups’.


Peer-to-peer connections occur naturally in our Advisory system. Students meet ICL students from different academies and from all over the world. 

Badges and Effort System

The ICL Academy Effort System is based on the fundamental idea that effort, goal-setting, and motivation play a critical role in students’ academic success by promoting the development of diligence, persistence, and mindfulness.


MindUP with the Institute for Civic Leadership and the Goldie Hawn Foundation teaches the skills and knowledge youth need to regulate their stress and emotion, form positive relationships, and act with kindness and compassion

ICL Academy invites Dido Balla, MindUp trainer, to share his insights on the MindUp pillars of the program. 

Award winning service and leadership projects

Upcoming ICL Open House - Wednesday December 1 at 3PM ET
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