McLendon Minority
Leadership Initiative

The 2021 McLendon Leadership Weekend, presented by McDonald’s and the NCAA, was held August 26-28 in Lexington, Kentucky with support from the University of Kentucky (UK) and G3 Marketing. More than 60 individuals from across the country attended the Leadership Weekend, including several 2020-21 McLendon Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients and Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI) Future Leaders.


The purpose of the Leadership Weekend is to provide scholars and future leaders an exclusive setting to engage in pertinent educational sessions, build a community of principled leaders and create synergy to develop relationship capital amongst participants as they begin graduate school/position at their respective institutions/organizations.