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.


Join our 2023-2024 cohort

Calling all Baltimore area high school students. Applications are now being accepted for our 2023-2024 cohort. This year’s application can be found at GBALI.org/apply. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, September 24, 2023, 11:59 PM (eastern)

Change to announcements

NEWS All session and student specific announcements will now be posted in the Google Classroom RECENT NEWS Schedule Notice for Sat, Feb. 29, 2020 Morgan State Visit Sign Up - Feb. 15, 2020 Schedule Notice for Sat, Feb. 8, 2020 Schedule Notice for Sat, Feb. 1,...

Schedule Notice for Sat, Feb 29, 2020

NEWS This Saturday, February 29, 2020 GBALI will be meeting at 8:44 AM – 12:00 PM at the Baltimore Institute of Martial Arts (https://www.biomaonline.com/). Students will receive a tour of the facility and hear the founders' story of turning their love and expertise...


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.

See for yourself. Check out our 10th Anniversary Documentary [Click Here].



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