The information/sites provided below are a compilation of various programs aimed at high school students that provide opportunities to further develop leadership skills.
Triangle Youth Leadership Services - January Triangle Youth Leadership Services holds a two day leadership conference usually held in January. This conference is led by NCSU Park Scholars - a very elite student group at NCSU.
Here is an overview of the conference from the TYL website: "We bring students across the state together to engage challenges facing North Carolina communities. For several years, we’ve paired dozens of student volunteers at North Carolina State University with hundreds of high school students from across the state in annual conferences. Our two-day curriculum places participants in teams to problem-solve real-life community challenges through a design-thinking lens informed by workshops and speakers trained to hone their creative potential. At the end of the event, they deliver a concrete solution that they, even as high school students, can pursue."
The TYL conference is not affiliated with WCPSS. Information is provided as a courtesy to students.
Bank of America Student Leaders - Summer On the Bank of America Website they provide the following information: "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.
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. 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.
Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) - Summer "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: http://marthaguy.appstate.edu/
This program is not affiliated with WCPSS, the information is provided as a courtesy to students. This opportunity charges tuition.
NCSU's Shelton Leadership Challenge - Summer "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." https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/youth-shelton-challenge/
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)
This activity is not associated with WCPSS, and is provided as a courtesy to students. This opportunity charges tuition.