Join a community of strong young leaders in the Baltimore area that has been growing since 2005. Everyone in the GBALI family from students to parents are integral to promoting positive life choices for our students.


UMBC Visit Sign Up – Nov. 16

NEWS Saturday, November 16 2019 GBALI will be visiting UMBC on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The deadline for sign up is Thursday, November 14, 2019. Arrival time: 9:41 AM at UMBC (1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250) in front of Retriever Activities Center (RAC)...

Schedule Notice for Sat, Nov 9, 2019

NEWS Saturday, November 9, 2019 There will be no GBALI session on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Baltimore Student Diversity Leadership Conference will be at Gilman from 8 AM to 3 PM. This is sponsored by AIMS and we encourage you all to register & attend. Many...

Schedule Notice for Sat, Nov 2, 2019

NEWS This Saturday, November 2, 2019 GBALI will be meeting at 8:44 AM – 12:00 PM at the Gilman Lower School in the Stevens Room. What you need to know: Start (not arrival) time is 8:44 AM. Meeting location: Lower School, Stevens Rooms. The Lower School is the last...


The Gilman Black Alumni Leadership Institute (GBALI) is a non-academic co-educational leadership program designed to expose Baltimore Area high school students to business, college, career and life concepts not typically addressed in the curriculum and pedagogy of most schools.

Since 2005, the foundation of GBALI is the idea that success is defined by more than a career, and that a career is determined by more than academics. Emphasis is placed not only on educational and career choices but also on the importance of interpersonal relationships and accountability to oneself and others. GBALI students develop a more complete and stronger understanding of the connection between decisions, career, friendships and family.

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