Leadership Opportunities


Youth Leadership Wake Forest

Youth Leadership Wake Forest is an annual training program for high school students who have demonstrated some leadership abilities. The program aims to develop a group of informed, committed and competent youth motivated to learn more about our community, to assume leadership roles in our schools, and to become more involved in our civic, cultural, economic development, and philanthropic organizations and groups.

See Mrs. Joyner in Student Services for more information. You can read more about the program and access the application at the link below.


Activate Good's Teen Leadership & Service Summer Program

Teens passionate about making a difference are invited to join us either June 18-22 or July 23-27 for our 2018 Summer Program! Rising Freshmen through Rising Seniors in High School will:

  • Learn about community issues like poverty, hunger, the environment and more, and the role volunteerism plays in making a difference
  • Tap into their personal leadership potential & explore their passion for social change
  • Get hands-on experience designing their own project for social change & receive feedback from real change-making professionals
  • Present their ideas for change to community leaders, nonprofits, and peers
  • Participate in community service to learn more about local causes in action

Ready to make a difference? Apply to join this week-long Program today!


Bank of America Paid Summer Internship

"Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

Student Leaders is part of our ongoing commitment to preparing young people for a brighter future. If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, click here to learn more about our eligibility criteria. We will be accepting applications for the 2018 program from 10/30/17- 02/02/18."

Students selected to participate in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working 8 weeks/35 hours a week for a non-profit during the summer of 2018. During the eighth week, students will attend an all expense paid trip to the week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C." During the Student Leaders Summit, participants will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students from across the country, meet with elected officials in Washington, and network with key individuals from Bank of America. The Student Leaders Summit will be held July 8-13, 2018.

For more information about this program, use this link.

To apply for this program:


Women's Leadership Conference for High School Juniors

Meredith College offers an annual women's leadership conference for high school juniors who are interested in developing and sharpening their leadership skills. The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, will be hosting this free conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.Check-in and Breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Opening Session; Welcome

10:40 – 11:30 a.m.:Leadership Session, Topic 1

11:40 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.:Leadership Session, Topic 2

Lunch provided

1:50 – 2:40 p.m.:Leadership Session, Topic 3

2:50 – 3:15 p.m.: Closing Session

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.:Campus Tour (optional)

If you have students who may benefit from this event, they can register here by the registration deadline - Friday, January 26, 2018. A confirmation e-mail with additional details will then be sent.

Please call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or e-mail us at admissions@meredith.edu with any questions.

We look forward to helping your students build and strengthen their leadership skills!

Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) - Summer 2018

"The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give North Carolina high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm."

It is an excellent leadership opportunity for those who have completed their junior year of high school. Applications are due during the winter of the junior year (check the website below for specific dates)

Please click on the link below to learn more about this opportunity:


The deadline for summer 2018 applications is February 28, 2018.

NCSU's Shelton Leadership Challenge - Summer 2018

"The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting."


The application is open as of 12/1/17.

Requirements of Participants:

9th to 12th grades (recent high school graduates are accepted)

GPA of 3.0 or better (If you do not meet this requirement and would like to still apply because you believe this will be a great program, please write a brief statement explaining your reasons)

North Carolina General Assembly Senate and House Page Program - year round, every year

North Carolina General Assembly Senate Page Program:

This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. It is a week-long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) and 18, to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working on the Senate Chamber floor in the midst of legislative action.

View this site for more information: https://www.ncga.state.nc.us/senate/senatepages​

North Carolina House Page Program:

​This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. It is a 4 day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade), to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working on the House Chamber floor in the midst of legislative action.

The Page programs run when the legislature is in session.

View this site for more information: https://www.ncleg.net/house/housepagesite/

Tar Heel Girls' State - Each summer

​The purpose of Tar Heel Girls State is to provide citizenship training for rising senior high school girls; to afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; and to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship in order that they may better understand and participate in the functioning of their government.

For more information, please visit the following website:


Application process occurs each January.

The North Carolina Governor's Page Program - year round, every year

Since 1973, the Governor's Page Program has provided high school students an opportunity to spend a week in Raleigh learning about state government. Each week, Pages are assigned to a state government agency or office to assist employees with daily responsibilities. Pages tour several historic landmarks, including the State Capitol, the Legislative Building and the Executive Mansion. Pages also participate in service projects and have the opportunity to meet elected officials.

For more information please visit the following website: http://governor.nc.gov/citizen-services/governors-page-program