GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Triad youth program is teaching area kids how to be future leaders. In the Lovely Ladiez & Gr8t Guyz Leadership Academy, children ages 5 to 17 explore career opportunities and give back through community service outreach.

Dee Wideman started the program to inspire Triad youth to want the best for themselves.

"The age group 5 to 15 is a very vulnerable time for many youth and I believe that our program helps them navigate through this time in their life and help them figure out exactly what is that they want to do and who they aspire to be," explained Wideman.

Participants learn about career paths and also learn the value of volunteerism.

"We give them the tools with community service, service learning and leadership opportunities to help them navigate though this process."

Thirteen-year-old Jean Wright explained why she joined the program.

"We are involved and it makes you become mature at a young age. So you'll know how to get a job," said Wright, who inspires to become an attorney when she gets older. "They teach us not to get in trouble with the law, so that gets you ready for when you get older, to know how to stand up for who you are."

This Saturday, June 2, 2018 the program will celebrate everything the participants have learned so far this year. The Pink, Black and White Affair will hold a fashion and talent show at 3 p.m.

It's at the Khalif Event Center located at 2000 East Wendover Avenue in Greensboro. You can buy tickets at the door.

For more information on the program and how you can get your child involved, click here or call 336-446-9339.