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 1 and/or Speaking Focus Week 2.

To see the full curriculum and schedule, click on a city below.


Boston 2020: Lesley University Porter Square, Cambridge): July 6th-July 10th & July 13th-17th

NYC 2020: New York University (Manhattan, New York): July 20th-July 24th & July 27th-July 31st


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


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.


$300/week or $500 for both weeks. Need-based financial aid is available.

Payment Schedule: Payment must be received by March 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 September 1st.

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