More than 40 EXCEL and Youth EXCEL programs across Missouri provide leadership development tailored to individual community needs and resources.

EXCEL is a process, not a pre-packaged program. What distinguishes EXCEL programs from other approaches to leadership development is the program's flexibility and its focus on local control, inclusiveness and the future of community governance.

Communities investing in an EXCEL program see new and younger people running for public office, more involvement in community activities and organizations, improved community appearance, and better functioning boards and commissions.

Introductory materials:
Slide presentation (PDF) | PPT
Program brochure (PDF)
Activities and outcomes template (PDF)

For more information, contact:
Johanna Reed Adams
225 Gentry Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-8393 phone
573-882-5127 fax
adamsjr@missouri.edu