Summer Institute forYouth Leadership

"The Summer Institute for Youth Leadership is awesome! I learned how nonprofits work and that I can help improve my community by being philanthropic and getting more involved. Everybody can take away something very useful from this program."

- Summer Institute for Youth Leadership Participant

The Summer Institute for Youth Leadership is designed for teenagers who are looking to make an impact in their community. This fun, four-day summer program introduces students to the importance of active community involvement. Along the way participants discover a keen awareness of their own potential and develop the skills necessary to become successful leaders. Similar to our Youth in Philanthropy program, participants work as a team to award a grant to the nonprofit of their choice. 

Led by trained instructors, students:• Learn about how to evaluate local nonprofit organizations and develop their own leadership skills through fun group exercises• Enjoy outdoor activities and breaks with snacks!• Hear from professional expert guest speakers about real-world skills including how to create a resume or balance a checkbook• Work on team building skills to award a donation to the nonprofit of their choice• Spend a full day at site visits to local nonprofit organizations• Present their nonprofit donation choice to a panel for approval- parents invited!

Tuition includes lunch, snacks, transportation to/from site visits, and a t-shirt.

Summer 2017 Registration is Closed


Program  Location Date Tuition Register
 High School Session  Framingham State University June 26 - June 29 9am-4pm daily $350* FULL

* A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available; please email Caroline Murphy for more information.

We also offer programs during the school year!

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