Inspiring young adults to balance new adventures and experiences with safe and compassionate choices.

"Leading with Love and Compassion"

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The Antonio Tsialas Leadership Foundation

invites recent high school graduates to make a journey 

From Hazing to Compassionate Leadership


Recent high school graduates are invited to join a series of four online sessions to help young adults prepare for college life. Participants will learn about Antonio’s story, how to identify hazing, the consequences of alcohol misuse and hazing’s legal impact.  Then, they will develop tools to not only avoid dangerous situations but to change the culture on campus by developing compassionate leadership and communication skills. Guest speakers from the Gordie Center and Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. will share their expertise. 


“These sessions are not simply a lecture,” says Flavia Tomasello.  “Students bring their own experiences to our collaborative space.  It is our goal that they leave the sessions ready for college and prepared to serve as ambassadors empowered to lead in a way that is inclusive, respectful and compassionate.”


Classes are held on Zoom, at 4pm on Friday, August 5 and Monday August 8. All students class of 2022 are invited to participate, but size is limited to ensure a safe space to share ideas.


For more information, or to register please email by July 22, 2022.


The Antonio Tsialas Leadership Foundation was inspired by the life, leadership and compassion of a young man who touched many lives in his short 18 years of life. Despite being taken from us far too soon, Antonio’s legacy will inspire us to make a difference in a loving and compassionate manner.


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The Antonio Tsialas Leadership Foundation was established to inform students of the risks associated with on-campus social life, empower them with positive and constructive alternatives so the senseless passing of Antonio will never happen to another.


To empower young adults to make safe and compassionate choices by raising hazing awareness and inspire them to lead their lives with empathy and inclusion.


To assist young adults to become future leaders that recognize the power of diversity and inclusion as key elements to succeed in an ever changing world.


1) Raise awareness of hazing and develop steps for prevention by presenting lectures.

2) Honor exceptional young leaders with The Antonio Tsialas Compassionate Leadership Award for local high school students.

3) Present online compassionate leadership programs for high school Juniors,  Seniors, parents and other interested audiences.