Summer Leadership Program

Stay tuned for the 2020 Summer Leadership Program application… This intensive 6 week summer internship program kicks off with an overnight retreat in early July and the regular program runs through mid-August. The Summer Leadership Program asks participating families for a sliding scale tuition fee based on your family income. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. 

The Summer Leadership Program (SLP), started in 1995, provides Boston-area teenagers with a powerful and diverse summer of community building, self discovery, leadership skills, action projects, and challenging seminars to transform themselves into powerful voices for change.

The Summer Leadership Program works with high school aged students from Boston’s diverse neighborhoods, surrounding communities, and outlying suburbs. Participating youth come from high schools including Brookline High, Needham High, Newton North & South, Somerville High, Boston Latin Academy, The Commonwealth School, Beaver Country Day School, Cambridge School of Weston, Trinity Academy, South Boston High, English High, Newman Prep, Brighton High, Boston Arts Academy, The Winsor School, Arlington High, Lexington High and many others.

Once accepted into the Summer Leadership Program, students participate in a three-day, two-night retreat in order to explore common bonds and build a sense of community. Then we launch into six and a half weeks of intensive seminar learning, service work and community action projects.

What is a social justice summer program anyway? Read a blog post from one alumni about what he’s been able to do after his summer experience.