Since 1983, New England teens report that our Summer Leadership Program has changed their lives in dramatic ways.
You're probably here because a friend or teacher recommended that you check it out - we agree! Keep reading to learn a little more about the program, and if you're still not convinced, check out the links to our FAQ page and testimonials from past participants.
We’re not here to tell youth what to think or do. Instead, we set the scene: inspiring leadership among teens by providing opportunities for self-development and personal growth during a week-long program offered in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Each summer, we bring up to 100 high school students together from across the state and the wider New England area to participate in a week of experiential activities designed to help them explore their values, relationships and coping strategies, and connect with their own inner strength while connecting with other amazing young people.
During the Summer Leadership Program, participants will:
celebrate their own uniqueness
enhance their ability to make a difference in their lives and communities
learn skills that set them apart as role models and confident leaders in their communities
feel the freedom of a "fresh start" in a new community, and have the opportunity to make lifelong connections with young people outside their home communities
recognize and challenge common misconceptions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
learn practical resistance skills for dealing with peer and media pressure to engage in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
examine their self-image and its effects on their behavior
set goals and keep track of their personal progress
identify everyday decisions and how others may influence them
learn to analyze problem situations and consider the consequences and alternate solutions before making a decision
identify ways to reduce stress and anxiety
learn to look at personal challenges in a positive light.
Ready to apply? Sweet. We can't wait to hear from you.