Building Tomorrow's Leaders (BTL)


After several community visits across North Dakota, it was evident student engagement, succession planning, and preparing leaders for the future improvement opportunities were needed for communities large and small. The North Dakota State University Extension Office, supported by the Department of Public Instruction, developed the curriculum needed to support many these opportunities.

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders (BTL) is a comprehensive program geared for high school students, which aims to strengthen leadership skills, build confidence in young adults, and empower students for involvement in school and civic organizations which will, in turn, create a stronger community. Students will complete a project to meet a school or community need, by applying a skill through module instruction, while developing personal and professional networks.

If your school is interested in participating, look through the links below and consider completing the school application and budget application. 

For access to all of the BTL Modules, please visit NDSU Extension's website.