Public Speaking, Argumentative Writing, and Civic Leadership Camp

In 2022, we’re offering our summer camp in-person and online! 

Virtual (July 18-22, 25-29)

New York City (August 1-5, Aug 8-12)

Leaders 4SC is a summer workshop for middle school (rising 5th to 9th 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 any combination of weeks (curriculum below):

Session 1 (Virtual) — Writing Focus: July 18-22 (M-F; 11am-3pm)

Session 2 (Virtual) — Speaking Focus: July 25-29 (M-F; 11am-3pm)

Session 3 (NYC*) — Writing Focus: August 1-5 (M-F; 10am-4pm)

Session 4 (NYC*) — Speaking Focus: August 8-12 (M-F; 10am-4pm)

*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for all students attending camp in-person


One Week: $300/week

Two Weeks: $500/total

$150/w for virtual

Need-based financial aid is available.


New York City

Marymount Manhattan College

221 E 71st St, New York, NY


We use a custom platform that allows students to watch live and recorded lectures, complete group activities and online games/puzzles, and submit all assignments from a tablet/computer from home.

The workshop will require students to have access to a laptop/computer/tablet during the workshop times or they can watch any of our recorded lectures and do the activities from anywhere.