Some people never get to experience leadership in certain contexts. You may be a sports captain, but you might not ever be a project lead in school.
You may lead a group of friends, but you’d never be a manager at work.
We know that leadership skills transfer across disciplines, but as a young person struggling in school, it’s hard see how your skills as a point guard apply to the classroom. Or, as an unathletic kid thriving in mathematics, it’s hard to see what value you bring to the tennis team.
Leadership is needed everywhere and young people need the opportunity to try on many different leadership hats. The connections are there, but we need to create environments where young people can see them.