Civic Engagement Leadership Institute

What does it mean to be socially responsible? 

How can you become a change agent in your community?

This leadership camp is an intensive summer enrichment experience that helps high school students answer these questions and empowers them 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.

Graduation includes a Capstone Project presentation by student teams that address a community need--Think "Shark Tank"!
A panel of community judges will evaluate presentations and select the winning team.

For more details, please see the "Civic Engagement Leadership Institute Details" section below.


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

- Explore current, relevant and local issues that will spark 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).
- In this competitive college environment, volunteerism/civic engagement is a distinguishing factor with many universities requiring a demonstrated commitment to service.  
hosted at
Duke University Smith Warehouse

There are a limited number of scholarships available for
need-based financial assistance for the
Civic Engagement Leadership Institute.
Please Click Here 
to complete our scholarship application form

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