Summer Leadership Opportunities

Students passionate about writing this may be the opportunity for you, Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is an eight day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write. The workshop will run from June 18-25, 2017 at Denison University. The application portal opens on January 4, 2017 please go to or by phone at 740-587-6207 for more information. The application deadline is Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m..

Do you want to change the world? Are you committed to serving your community and your country? Do you want to develop yourself as civic minded leader?

Spend a semester in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and the world who are just as passionate about making a difference through strong leadership. The intensive and immersive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience and special events with prominent public leaders. Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) will help you define and strengthen your leadership skills and learn lessons from the American Presidency, all while giving you an insider’s view of Washington. By the end of the semester, you may be ready to call DC home! Our partnership with TFAS and means that you will work with one of the oldest, most respected study in D.C. programs to ensure academic credit, housing, and internship placement.

Upcoming deadlines

Spring 2017

  • October 5: Spring 2017 Early Deadline for Application
    (Apply by this date to receive a 5% discount in tuition)
  • November 10: Spring 2017 Final Deadline for Application Submission

Summer 2017

  • Dec. 10: Early Deadline for Application
    (Apply by this date to receive a 5% discount in tuition)

Hillsdale College High School Programs


In these programs, students spend several days on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty before setting off for an intensive two-week travel session. These sessions offer students a taste of the rigor and excitement of studying in a college environment, and students earn three college credits as part of these programs.

There are four sessions:

The Land and Literature of England

In this program, students explore some of the most respected works of English literature. Authors covered include Jane Austen, Geoffrey Chaucer, T.S. Eliot, John Milton, and William Shakespeare. The subsequent trip to England gives students the opportunity to experience the context in which these works were written.

Winston Churchill and World War II

In this program, students examine the life of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest statesmen in history. The allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 will receive particular focus. Students will then travel to locations in France and England and revisit the places and events of one of the most significant periods in modern history.

Western Civilization: Visions from Italy

In this program, students study the beginnings of Western Civilization in Italy, developing both an understanding of its influence on Western Civilization and an appreciation for its cultural richness. Guided tours of sites like the Pantheon, Forum, and Colosseum give students a firsthand experience of ancient Roman civilization.

The Roots & History of American Liberty

In this program, students study the origins and development of the American experiment of liberty under the rule of law. A tour of historic cities like Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C., serves as a backdrop for the examination of the nation’s Founding Fathers, history, and principles.

HOBY Leadership Seminar

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. For the 2017 Registration Kit

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Middlebury Interactive Summer Language Academy

Middlebury Interactive Summer Language Academy aims to create lifelong language learners through the development of exceptional world language skills early in life. The summer opportunity offers a rigorous four week language immersion experience for 8th to 12ht grade students. Students can study Chinese, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian. For more information visit

DUKE University Summer Session

2017 Summer College for High School Students

July 9 (arrival) to August 4 (departure)

Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2016. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.

Why choose Duke for your summer college experience?

  • Earn college credit while studying in classes with Duke undergraduate students and international peers.
  • Enjoy an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.
  • Enjoy attending optional film series, academic expos, and academic advising to enhance your academic and residential experience.
  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.

For more information please contact or email Dr. Nicki Charles at

Summer College Alumni Reflections

National Student Leadership Foundation

At the National Student Leadership Conference, you can choose from 20 different career and leadership programs held on 11 university campuses around the U.S. Students will be able to explore programs in the following areas S.T.E.M, Business, Government and Law, Performing and Media Arts. For more information visit

SPI Study Abroad Summer High School Program

Students interested in Study Abroad SPI may be your opportunity. Visit to learn more about traveling to Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, China, and Mexico. The early enrollment window opens December 15, 2016.

Youth Nations: A Global Leadership Experience at The University of Toledo

Youth Nations is a week long, interactive, global leadership experience where high school students experience college life and explore current global issues while competing to earn scholarships to attend The University of Toledo. Early bird registration before May 1, 2017 , tuition is $275 per person. Tuition is non refundable.
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Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experience

Current Sophomore and Juniors in High School visit for Summer learning opportunities at Washington University in St. Louis.

College for Creative Studies Summer Young Artist Programs

Summer precollege program at CCS where kids ages 13 - 19 can study art all day!

Take the opportunity to work in CCS’s renowned facilities with talented faculty and explore your medium of choice in depth. You will strengthen your skills as an artist and create work that will add to your portfolio.

Each session of Create and Connect is one week in length. Visit for more information.

The University of Dayton Summer Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Programs

Rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshman will learn about entrepreneurship, the ideation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits,and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for the UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition-- all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton. For more information visit

The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics

The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics is a highly selective research and enrichment program for 32 high school juniors and seniors interested in careers in science and technology. After a two-week online course, YSPA students come to Yale for a four-week intensive program (From July 9- August 6, 2017) where they take classes in physics, math, and astronomy, gather data using telescopes at Yale's Leitner Observatory, and learn to write python code to analyze their data and optimize a scientific model. For more information visit

Boston Unviversity Summer Pre College Program

Pre College Programs at Boston University take place in June, July, and August. Several opportunities available including: High School Honors, RISE Internship/Practicum, Academic Immersion, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview. For more information call 617-353-1378 or visit

New York University Summer Program

For six weeks during the summer at NYU students can choose virtually any subject across the University to explore. Popular offerings include Human Physiology, Introduction to Psychology, The Language of Film, and many others. For more information visit

Central Michigan University Leadership Camp

Over the course of three days, you'll develop your leadership skills though hands-on excercises and real life experiences making positive social change in the CMU community. Head to for more information.

Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Programs

Michigan Tech offers students grades 9-11 two summer Engineering programs. Women in Engineering and Engineering Scholarship Programs. For more information visit or call 906-487-2219.

Kettering University Lives Improved Through Engineering

LITE is a two week residential program at Kettering University which introduces girls who will complete the 11th grade by July 1, 2017 to what engineers do and how they improve peoples lives by using math, science, and technology to find solutions to human problems. For more information visit

Wentworth Institute of Technology Summer FAB

Wentworth is located in Boston. Students grades 10 and above are invited to participate from July 4th thru August 4th in a summer workshop for design and fabrication. For more details visit Graduates of the summer program will also be eligible to recieve a one-time $2000 tuition scholarship toward their freshman year at Wentworth.

Oral Roberts University Early College for High School Students

Oral Roberts provides a Whole Person Education- spirit, mind, and body- in the context of a vibrant Christ-centered community. During this on-campus summer program, students experience two or four weeks of life-transforming college classes that are: Taught by ORU's exceptional faculty
Acredited and affordable
Fast Paced and project oriented
Fun, experiential and interactive
Session 1 is July 10-21 2017 and session 2 is July 24-August 4, 2017. The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2017.
Visit or call 918-495-6186 for more infomration

Oakland Unviversity Summer Camp in Macomb

OU's Summer Career Camps are a unique pre-college experience for motivated and ambitious teens. They'll get a glimpse of potential college majors and future careers in: Health care, Engineering & Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Business, Graphic Design, and more. For more information contact or by phone 248-370-3919.

University of Detroit Mercy Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Classes are offered this summer in Canton, Livonia, and Northville. Programs for all ages to enhance your reading skills. For more information call 1-800-978-9596.

Junior Leadership Oakland

WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT, you have leadership qualities that people around you appreciate. It’s time to explore your full leadership potential through Junior Leadership Oakland (LO). There is no grade point average requirement-simply a willingness to learn and interact with others to uncover your full leadership potential.
This is an important time in your life. You are on the verge of graduation. We invite you to take time and dive into our three-day leadership program that will make a difference for you now and in the future. You will leave understanding more about your community and the resources it has to support your success.
 Create opportunities for students to realize their leadership potential
 Expose students to a wide variety of career paths
 Provide access to a network of professionals
 Foster a commitment to community involvement

For more information visit

Norwich University Summer Leadeship camps

Future Leader Camp is a two week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Participants will encounter challenge, excitement and fun. Please visit