Leaders 4SC is a set of two week-long workshops for middle school students on leadership, communication, decision-making, and advocacy. Our goal is to train the next generation of civic leaders: members of a community who actively participate in society.


The workshop will work with students on developing a variety of skills and gaining topic area expertise in various subjects.

By the end of each week, students will have participated in three major projects:

  1. Written at least one article or speech arguing for and defending their opinion on any current issue
  2. Participated in daily discussions and activities on a different major current event every day
  3. Participated in a Leaders 4SC Conference activity, where they roleplay as business, government, or non-profit leaders to solve a national or global issue that the group chooses together.

Students may attend either or both of the weeks:

Writing Focus Week: July 8th to July 12th

Speaking Focus Week: July 15th to July 19th

To see the full curriculum and schedule, click here.


Lesley University: University Hall (Porter Square, Cambridge)


The workshop begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm.

Students can be picked up after 3:45pm and not miss any major content. The last hour and fifteen minutes will be used for homework, catch-up, and team building activities.


Lunch and snacks provided each day. We can accommodate allergies and other dietary restrictions with advance notice. Our intake form after your application is accepted will include a spot to provide us with this information.


$150/week or $250 for both weeks. Need-based financial aid is available

Payment Schedule: Payment must be received by June 15th to confirm enrollment in the workshop. A $50 deposit is due upon application to secure a spot.


We will take applications on a rolling basis beginning April 1st.

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