Civic Leadership Institute

A unique summer experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

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Civic Leadership Institute

High School Civic Leadership Institute

Civic Leadership Institute

June 16 - 21, 2019

The Civic Leadership Institute is a one-week, intensive residential seminar for rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. This year, participants will choose from two concentrations:

1. Constitutional Rights and Liberties

Explore the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws.

2. Abraham Lincoln and American Principles

Engage the political thought, speeches, and statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln to explore the fundamental American principles embodied in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution such as liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and democracy.

What do you do at the SCETL Civic Leadership Institute?

A typical day involved interactive lectures, breakout discussion groups, large group discussions, meals with faculty and college mentors, final project preparation, and evening social and team-building activities with college mentors.

Who should apply for the Civic Leadership Institute? 

Ambitious, hard-working high school students on a mission to become well-informed citizens and leaders in their communities. If you are a rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior with an interest in politics, law, philosophy, economics, and history, you should apply. 

Program Cost: Free
ousing, meals, materials, interactive workshops with ASU faculty, and fun activities are all included at no cost!

UPDATED! How to apply: Send the following application materials with subject line “Civic Leadership Institute Application_ Name” to:

  • A brief statement of interest by the student (no more than 150 words).
  • A brief email endorsement of the student by a teacher or counsellor (no more than 150 words).

Applications should be submitted by: May 24, 2019

Questions: Contact Susan Kells at or call 480-965-0427