Public Speaking, Argumentative Writing, and Civic Leadership Camp

Camp 2023

New York City

July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11

Leaders 4SC is a summer workshop for middle school (rising 5th to 10th grade) students on writing and speaking, as well as 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.

By the end of each week, students will have:

  1. Completed at least one writing or speaking assignment 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 daily task force activities to role play as key decision makers and stakeholders
  4. Discussed, debated, and bonded with an incredible group of engaged young people!


Students may attend one week or both:

Session 1 — Writing Focus: July 31-August 4 (M-F; 10am-4pm)

Session 2 — Speaking Focus: August 7-11 (M-F; 10am-4pm)


One Week: $400/week

Two Weeks: $700/total

Need-based financial aid is available.


New York City

Marymount Manhattan College

221 E 71st St, New York, NY

Daily topics listed below (full curriculum breakdown coming soon!)