14 High School Leadership Programs 2022-2023

High School Leadership Programs
In addition to academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities will significantly benefit your college application profile and enrich your high school experience. One of the popular soft skills that students aim to learn and improve is leadership. This article will introduce 14 high school leadership programs for high school students from all backgrounds and cities. 

What will be covered in the article?

Bank of America Student Leaders Program is a summer experience program for 300 juniors and seniors in high school. Students will participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization. Students will receive leadership training while enriching their local community and participating in Washington DC’s leadership summit. 

Eligibility: Current junior or senior in high school must live in eligible areas, be in good standing, and be legally authorized to work in the U.S without sponsorship through September 2023

Date: TBD 

Location: Multiple

Cost: Free 

Application Deadline: November 2022 – TBD 

National Student Leadership Conference invites high school students from grades 9-12 and middle school students from grades 6-8 to participate in the Pre-college summer program. Students receive leadership training, hands-on simulations about career scenarios, sharing from guest speakers, and experience life on college campuses. 

In addition to the leadership program, high school students can also participate in summer programs in business, STEM, government and law, and art and design.

Date: 6 days (June or July)

  • John Hopkins University (June 11 – June 16, June 19 – June 24, June 27 – July 2)
  • University of San Diego (July 13 – July 18, July 22 – July 27)
  • Location: John Hopkins University and University of San Diego

Cost: $2,695

Application Deadline: Rolling Admission

Leadership Seminar is a competitive, 10-day program designed for current high school juniors with a desire to improve their high school leadership skills. 120 admitted students will learn about global issues concerning different fields. Admitted students are top 10% of their class and have SAT scores for math & reading of 1300-1500 or 31 and above for the ACT. 

Dates: July 16-27, 2022

Location: South Bend, IN

Cost: Free

Application deadline: January 24, 2022

Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer program for rising seniors. Students will receive business education and opportunities to hone leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. In addition, students will conduct research about the business and speak with successful leaders across industries. All participants will receive a Wharton Global Youth Certificate of Completion upon completion of the program.

Eligibility: Rising seniors have to demonstrate leadership experience and have a GPA of at least 3.5 or higher. 

Dates: June 5 – June 25, 2022 / Jun 26 – Jul 16, 2022 / Jul 17 – Aug 6, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Cost: $7,500

Application deadline: April 7, 2022

Tufts University invites high school students to participate in a two-week in-person and virtual experience. Students will have the opportunity to impact local and global social issues. The program will equip students with leadership skills and civic knowledge for connections building and collaboration. 

Dates: 7/10-7/22 (On-campus) and 7/31-8/12 (Virtual)

Location: Medford/Somerville Campus, Massachusetts

Cost: $5,500 (On-campus) and $3,800 (Virtual)

Application deadline: May 1, 2022

Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Leadership Program was created by the Reagan Foundation. The program invites high school students to a week-long experience, teaching students about informed decision-making, effective communication, and purposeful opinion. 

Dates: June 26th – July 3rd, 2022, or July 10th – 17th, 2022

August 8th – 12th, 2022 from 10am-1pm PST (Virtual)

Location: Malibu, CA (Leadership camp) or Virtual (Leadership in Action)

Cost: $2,499 (Leadership Camp) $549 (Leadership in Action virtual program) for Regular Registration

Application deadline: Rolling Admission 

Students interested in engineering and technology will participate in an engaging virtual year-round program. They will build self-confidence and opportunities to network and receive training in STEM fields and soft skills such as leadership.

Dates: April 11 – 13, 2022

Location: Virtual

Cost: N/A

Application deadline: Rolling Admission 

Students in grades 9-12 can participate in the two-week on-campus or four-week virtual experience to learn about a wide variety of global issues while honing problem-solving, public speaking, active listening, and collaborative model of leadership skills. Students will choose one course from different options, each focusing on current issues. 

Dates: Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 8 on-campus / Monday, July 11 – Friday, August 5 online

Location: Providence, Rhode Island or Online

Cost: $5,171

Application deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

Students from over 150 countries are invited to participate in the two-week virtual Yale Young Global Scholars. Students will choose among a vast array of options, such as Innovations in Science & Technology; Literature, Philosophy, & Culture; Politics Law & Economics; and Solving Global Challenges, etc.

Dates: Summer (TBD)

Location: Virtual

Cost: TBD

Application deadline: TBD

Summer Discovery partners with multiple colleges across U.S, England, and Singapore to provide various leadership programs. The Musiker Family founded summer Discovery as Musiker Student Tours in 1966. The dates, deadline, location, and costs vary depending on the program, please refer to the website to learn more. The hands-on program will provide students with a strong understanding of leadership, networking opportunities with business leaders through workshops and off-campus visits. 

Indiana University invites young and high-achieving female students to participate in a one-week business high school leadership experience here. Students will participate in workshops with top Kelley School of Business faculty, while building leadership and communication skills through solving case projects with like-minded female leaders. 

Dates: June 5-8 (Session 1), June 8-11 (Session 2), June 12-15 (Session 3), June 15-18 (Session 4)

Location: On-campus

Cost:  Free

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

MIT Leadership Training Institute, hosted by MIT, is a high school leadership and community service program for local high school students during the spring. Students will receive training for leadership building, conduct community service, and be mentored by various leaders. Past community service activities include addressing peer tutoring resources, wellness, and creativity.

Dates: Every Sunday from 1-4 pm between February 6 and May 1, 2022. 

Location: On-campus

Cost:  Free

Application deadline: Wednesday, December 8, at 11:59 pm EST. 

Lead4Change Student Leadership Program is a secondary and high school Leadership Curriculum created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning. Students from grades 6 to 12 can be in teams of 3 or more to participate in leadership lessons and integrate them into any subject area and extracurricular activities. There are two lesson tracks and 6 lesson tracks.

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