The L.E.A.D (Leading, Empowering, Advancing, and Determined) Conference co-hosted by El Centro and the Black/African American Cultural Center focus on enhancing the academic and professional achievements of sophomore students at Colorado State University. This conference facilitates workshops surrounding various areas of collegiate life from budget management and maximizing time to diversity education and internship opportunities. We are confident that with this conference the participating students will develop a strong sense of belonging at Colorado State University and have the ability to pursue all future endeavors with optimism and confidence.