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Bradley Kalmar

Roosevelt High School

Class of 2023

Bradley Kalmar is a rising Senior at Roosevelt Highschool. Bradley is a dedicated student enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement programs.

Bradley Kalmar enjoys playing both basketball and soccer and is on the school soccer team and plays club. At school, he has competed in the Washington state DECA competition. He has also been involved with an architecture and construction program with Skanska. Bradley also has an interest in film and music production.

Bradley really enjoyed the summer business internship, so he is very excited to continue with leadership initiatives. Bradley is looking to major in management information systems and someday have a job in business or technology.


Anish Gangu

Roosevelt High School

Class of 2023

Anish Gangu is a senior at Roosevelt High School. He is a dedicated honor student who is enrolled in both Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses.

He enjoys playing pickle ball and table tennis outside of school. At school, he is the co-president of the chess team, Vice President of Technology Student Association, Program Manager at Robotics, and part of DECA. During his free time, Anish also enjoys watching the NFL and NBA.

Anish Gangu is excited to be participating in the International Business Internship. He hopes to be able to learn more about businesses in Africa and how to better assist them. In the future, Anish wants to take the skills he learned and start his own tech company.


Dylan Frost

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Class of 2025

My name is Dylan Frost. I am a sophomore at St Thomas Acquinas High School. I was born in Boca Raton and have lived in Florida my whole life. My family consists of my mom and dad and my 10 year old sister Emerson.

I consider myself to be motivated in school and someone who works hard and goal oriented. I love all sports and follow the NBA, NFL, NHL, and PGA and know teams, players, and stats. The sport I excel at the most is golf. I made my high school golf team at St Thomas both my freshman and sophomore years and have worked hard to hone my skills. I also enjoy playing video games and play in between school, sports, and my extra curricular activities. I hope to one day get accepted into a good college which is why I work so hard to get good grades, participate in school activities and clubs, and am involved in my community. I have not decided what type of career I would like but I know I want to help people and make an impact on the world and be a positive role model for my little sister and make my parents proud.

I am interested in participating in the business program of LI because I have always had an interest in owning my own business. My dad also owns his own business and has inspired me to want to follow in his footsteps.


Our Business Partner

Ummi Mustapha

Business Statistics

Ummi Mustapha is the owner of her own bag-making business in Bauchi, Nigeria. She works extremely hard to create the highest quality bags for her customers.

Ummi Mustapha

About Ummi

Ummi is a mother in Bauchi, she loves to spend time with her friends. Glory our project coordinator loves to play soccer/football.

Ummi Mustapha

Community Impact

Ummi has apprentices that work under her to help run her business. Her goal for the community is to help employ more people and give them opportunities to succeed. She also wants to make the highest quality bags for people to use and provide them for people in need.

Ummi Mustapha

Our Partnership

I think our goal for creativity works well as we both want our marketing for the business to be one of the highest priorities. We have put great effort into making excellent logos for the business so that it will stand out.

Our Approach


Financially literate entrepreneurs make growth-oriented financial and economic decisions for their savings, borrowing, and investments. Our team is working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to create an effective financial tracking system for his business finances, receipts, and daily costs.


Our team identified target markets and key demographics to create a customer acquisition plan. We are working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to redesign his brand and create effective marketing campaigns.


Steady growth is a critical component of creating self-sustaining communities. Our team is working to identify key areas of opportunity for Isiyaka Sa’ad and design solutions with grant money to improve his business to foster growth.

Our Fundraising



$750 GOAL

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced some of the highest growth rates globally over the past 10 years. While this means that people in these nations have become more optimistic about their social and economic future, the region continues to face a myriad of historical problems. In order to continue steady growth and achieve a future of equitable conditions in the region, our International Internship Program team seeks to build stronger communities from the grassroots level through fundraising for community development.

Funds raised are used to implement community-based education programs, pay staff to run the operations on-site, and invest in training for local leaders. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.