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].


Since 2005, our students have proudly represented the following 60+ schools. Start or build on your school’s legacy. 

Archbishop Curley High School Dulaney High School Loyola Blakefield Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School
Baltimore City College High School Dundalk High School Maryvale Preparatory School Perryville High School
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women Eastern Technical High School  McDonogh School Pikesville High School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Edmondson-Westside High School Mercy High School Randallstown High School
Baltimore School for the Arts Franklin High School Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School Reginald F. Lewis High School
Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Friends School of Baltimore Milford Mill Academy Roland Park Country School
Bryn Mawr School Garrison Forest School Mount Hebron High School Seton Keough School
Catonsville High School George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology Mount Saint Joseph High School Severn School 
Chapelgate Christian Academy Gilman School New Town High School St. Frances Academy
Chesapeake High School Hammond High School Notre Dame Preparatory School St. Paul’s School for Girls
City Neighbor High School Independence School Local 1 High School Oakland Mills High School St. Paul’s School for Boys
Concordia Preparatory School Institute of Notre Dame Overlea High School St. Timothy’s School
Coppin Academy High School John Carroll School Owings Mills High School Towson High School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Kenwood High School Park School of Baltimore Western High School
Digital Harbor High School Loch Raven High School Parkville High School Western School of Technology
Doris M. Johnson High School Long Reach High School Patriot High School (VA)


GBALI is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. Your support helps us provide the right tools and plan college tours for our students.