Leadership Summer Programs

Leadership Summer Programs

Below are links to summer opportunities that exist within our community and across the country.  Central York High School does not necessarily endorse any of these programs, as we often know only as much as appears on the program website.  We list them here simply to make students and families aware of the opportunities, so that you may investigate them further.

Please note that many of these programs require a significant cost to the student, so families are encouraged to research these programs thoroughly before deciding if the program is worth your expense.

Summer opportunities are listed on this page year-round for student planning purposes, so please be aware that deadlines may have passed for involvement in these programs for the upcoming summer.

Check Out The Programs At These Schools:

Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts

Mercersburg Academy - Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Washington University of St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri

Hugh O'Brien Advanced Leadership Academy

From their website:

HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is a program for any U.S. or international high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program and have completed their junior or senior year of high school). Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the ALA.

Through the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, participants:

  • Understand and develop themselves along the seven dimensions of the Social Change Model of Leadership (SCM) and how they work together to accomplish the eighth dimension, change;

  • Use Gallup’s  Clifton StrengthsFinder ™ assessment to identify and understand their own strengths and capabilities;

  • Create a project action plan to lead and implement a service project or social enterpriSe in their home communities within one year following the ALA;

  • Meet new people and establish an ongoing network of peers, other leaders and social entrepreneurs; and

  • Earn college credit from George Mason University. 

See more at: http://www.hoby.org/programs/advanced-leadership-academy/

Leadership Initiatives

Summer programs available:
International Business and Leadership internship summit
Dvanced Law and trial internship summit
Advanced medical And Public Health summit

Goddard Leadership Legacy Workshops

Learn how to be a conservation leader! The Goddard Conservation Leadership Institute is packed with games, investigative studies, guest speakers, and field trips.  You will learn about the value of our waters, forests, and farms, AND about how to lead your own communities to protect these resources for future generations. Learn more at http://goddardleadership.org/.

Summer Owls Leadership Experience

Rising high school juniors and seniors can spend three weeks at Temple University's new "Summer Owls Leadership Experience". In their words: "this innovative program will give students a memorable academic and residential college experience. You can earn academic credit from a nationally and internationally recognized university while sharpening your critical and analytical skills, meeting new people and having fun." Learn more at http://www.temple.edu/summer/leadership/index.html.

Keystone Boys State

The American Legion hosts this annual workshop for high school junior boys. Interested young men should see their school counselor if they are interested in being nominated. More information can be found at http://www.keystoneboysstate.com/KBS/Home.html.

Junior Statesmen Summer School

Students who are interested in politics and current events may want to learn about the Junior Statesmen of America summer schools and summer institutes, "where participants learn statesmanship as they engage in political discourse. They cultivate democratic leadership skills, challenge one another to think critically, advocate their own opinions, develop respect for opposing views and learn to rise above self-interest to promote the public good" (quoted from website). More information about the summer opportunities through JSA can be found at their website:  http://jsa.org/summer-programs/

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, so there is no official deadline.  Students are encouraged to apply early.

Albert Schweitzer International Youth Leadership Conference

This conference is held each summer in the Republic of Ireland and brings together over 300 young leaders from all over the world, where it seeks to enable young adults to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence and action plans to be effective international leaders.  This program would inspire young people to become good leaders and good stewards of their world with the focus primarily on community service, skills development, multi-culturalism, health/well-being, and environmental issues.  More information can be found on their website at http://www.aschweitzer.com/cr2.html

Leadership Education and Development

LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) "is a national non-profit organization that unites the world's top colleges and universities with the world's most dynamic corporations and businesses in the challenge to provide the knowledge, interest and confidence to our nation's brightest high school students to explore careers in business, science, engineering and technology" (according to their website).  To learn more about LEAD's summer programs in Business, Engineering, Computer Science and Global Leadership, visit their website at  http://www.leadprogram.org/index.php.

National Student Leadership Foundation

The National Student Leadership Conference includes 14 different summer opportunities for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.  Interested students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade an learn more at www.nslcleaders.org.

W.E.B. Dubois Scholars Institute (at Princeton University)

Since its inception in 1988, the mission of the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute has been to develop a cadre of leaders/scholars with a commitment to eliminate poverty, racism, and inspire hope in communities that have experienced historical barriers to achievement and opportunity. Their goal is to produce leaders who are committed to engaging their talents in the study of complex problems and to the prospect of contributing their abilities to the betterment of others. See more at: http://duboisscholars.org/

U.S. Military Academy (West Point) Summer Leadership Experience

Students who are considering seeking an appointment to the USMA may wish to attend this program! 

U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar

Students who are considering seeking an appointment to the USNA may wish to attend this program!  http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/