Leaders was founded in 2002 by a group of active university students, and the Organization was registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior on 21 July 2004 under the Registration number RA-22302-HR. The Organization started its work in Ramallah and by 2005 expanded to cover all West Bank Areas including Jerusalem, Area C and rural areas. By 2012, the Organization expanded some of its activities to cover the region including Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. Established in Ramallah in 2002, Leaders prides itself on its innovative approach to development in Palestine. Leaders is centered around two priority programs: the Digital Entrepreneurship Program and Socioeconomic Program. Both programs harness the energies of Palestinian youth to actively engage them in the development process. Through interventions like the Business Development Center, FastForward, Ezone (Palestine’s first technology park), Palestine House in Silicon Valley, and PATENT, Leaders opens the doors to research and development, fosters the creativity of entrepreneurs, and creates business opportunities. Under the socioeconomic program youth are actively engaged in the development process to lead positive social and political change as well as in becoming the drivers of a growing local economy in interventions that caters to their needs and aspirations.
Mr. Shadi Atshan