The Opportunity on Deck Leadership Academy is a free program for 6th-9th grade students that will help them develop leadership skills. The program will include interactive class sessions, guest speakers, the opportunity to combine all the skills learned to host a sports clinic, a field trip at a university, and a celebratory graduation ceremony. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at We look forward to seeing you soon!


Academy Sessions hosted at Crestview School of Inquiry (8355 N Franklin Ave, Clive, IA 50325)

  • Saturday, February 29th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crestview Cafeteria
  • Saturday, March 7th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crestview Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, March 24th 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Crestview Media Center
  • Saturday, March 28th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Crestview Cafeteria


  • Saturday, April 4th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Crestview Gym

Field Trip

  • Saturday, April 18th TBD

Graduation Ceremony

  • Saturday, April 25th 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Crestview Cafeteria


  • Interactive class sessions to learn leadership skills
  • Guest speakers
  • Host sport clinic for 1st & 2nd grade students
  • Field trip to a college campus (Place TBD)
  • Graduation ceremony


  • Transportation and food for the field trip will be provided by Opportunity on Deck. We will also have a sack lunch or dinner for each participant before or after each of our sessions. Please let us know if you have any allergy, religious or other needs.


  • Please note completion of the below application does not guarantee acceptance. Opportunity on Deck staff will review all applications and notify selected participants on Wednesday, February 26.
Complete an Online Application