The Institute of Civic Engagement
for Emerging Leaders

What does it mean to be socially responsible?
How can you become a change agent in your community?

In this competitive college environment, volunteerism/civic engagement is a distinguishing factor with many universities    requiring a demonstrated commitment to service.
This 2-week leadership camp is an intensive summer enrichment experience.  
ICE empowers high school students to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action. Students explore social issues, work with nonprofit agencies, and formulate service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.


- Build knowledge, skills and confidence as a leader in order to
  achieve greater success

- Explore current, relevant and local issues that will spark your    
  engaged citizenship

- Practice strategies for leading positive change

- Institute hours can also be used to complete the Mayor’s and
  Presidential Award.
 (There is a separate application process for these.)  


Graduation includes a Capstone Project presentation by student teams that address a community need. A panel of community judges will award the winning team  a scholarship to implement their proposal.

 Capstone Projects 


Who We Serve
Rising 10th graders through 12th grade students
(Institute accepts up to 50 students)
This is a 2-week program. $400 per week
(Institute total Tuition $800 – for both weeks)
Institute Date and Times
Last 2 weeks in July (Monday through Friday) 
8:30am – 5:30pm
Early and Late Drop-off Options
Students can be dropped off at 8:00am with a pick up no later than 6:00pm. Late pick-up fees apply
Drop Off and Pickup Location*
American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701
*On service days, students are to be dropped off and picked up at their assigned nonprofit agency
Students that have signed parental waivers will be allowed to go off campus for lunch.  There is no refrigerator or microwave available.
Snacks provided daily. If your student has food allergies, please pack their snack.
Students/Parents will complete on online application/survey. Payment must be paid in full for confirmation of Institute enrollment. Institute openings are filled on a first-come first-serve basis. A $300 portion of the tuition is due with the application, with the remaining $500 due by July 1. Refunds of full tuition—less a $50 nonrefundable administration fee—will be granted until June 15. After June 15, refunds will be given minus the $50 cancellation fee only if the space is filled by another student. If the space is not filled the entire amount paid will be forfeited. Checks should be made out to The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center (TNVLC) with "ICE” in the memo line
Applications & deposits will be accepted until camp is filled.
Full tuition is due by July 1.
Presented by
Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center 
Adrienne Clark, Special Programs Director


Thank you to our supporters & partners!

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