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Lead Out Initiative

What is Lead Out?

Woman at the well

Jesus Christ ministered to individuals from all different walks of life, socioeconomic statuses, religious backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds, ages, and political persuasions. The woman at the well, the leper, the blind man, the paralytic, the widow and her son, Jairus’ daughter, the woman with the issue of blood, the woman taken in adultery, Lazarus, and the list goes on. 

Students from underrepresented backgrounds may not come to campus with the same networks, resources, and experiences to navigate, find, and take advantage of university opportunities.  

In an effort to attend to the unique needs of students from underrepresented populations, student leaders working with the Lead Out initiative facilitate collaborative relationships across campus and organize efforts to create safety and community.

Lead Out Objectives

1. We Support and engage underrepresented students to discover or develop their leadership skills

2. Collaborate with underrepresented student-led initiatives, clubs, and BYU departments or colleges to create and improve a more inclusive community for students

3. Create, empower, and inspire opportunities for expression, innovation, and participation among underrepresented individuals. 

“Today, I call upon our members everywhere to lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice.”

- President Russell M. Nelson
(October 2020 General Conference)
"Being a member of the lead out team motivates me to treat people with more respect and kindness, just as my Savior Jesus Christ did. I develop inclusiveness."
“ I love working for the lead out community because I am able to foster relationships that help build a more positive network on BYU campus"
"Being a part of the Lead Out team has taught me more about myself than I could’ve imagined and has guided me through many different challenges."
Alden Transfiguracion
"It's nice to be part of such a great cause. The people in lead out have been some of the nicest people I've ever met and they've been a huge support to me at BYU."