Demontra Cooper and Jamel Cobb, two young men that met at North Carolina A&T State University decided to start a mentoring program to change the statistics of young males being suspended, dropping out, and failing in school. They believe that mentoring is vital in every community. They also believe that they have what it takes to reach this generation. Jamel decided that the mentoring program should be called Leaders of the New School. 

Leaders of the New School was founded on March 4, 2015 at Northeast Guilford High School in Jamel Cobb's Business class. The first mentoring session motivated the founders to form a nonprofit organization. With the help of friend Antione Jones, Leaders of the New School became incorporated on June 20, 2017. 


Co-Founder and Executive Director

Mr. Demontra Cooper

 Mr. Cooper is a Certified Business Analyst, Project Management Professional, Notary Public and has a Bachelors in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration at North Carolina A&T State University and works fulltime in mortgage insurance.     

Co-Founder & Director

Mr. Jamel Cobb

  Mr. Cobb is a Business Education graduate from North Carolina A&T, former Guilford County Schools Business Teacher and Founder/CEO of Cobb and Company Ground Management. 

Board of Directors

Mr. Antione Jones


Mr. William Credle


Mr. John Holley