High-School Emerging Leaders Project

An innovative and unique leadership program designed for highly motivated, intellectually curious students who are interested in social issues and creating positive change.


The Project consists of three foundational elements: academic content, leadership development, and the Action Plan. You will work with outstanding faculty, undergraduates, and peers in a highly immersive and interactive program. In each course, you will focus intensely on an academic topic such as science, international issues, development, global health, or social entrepreneurship. It is in the context of exploring and understanding these areas that you will also develop your leadership skills.


At High-School Emerging Leaders Program, you will learn:

  • How to navigate through and prepare for the increasingly competitive college admissions process.
  • How to communicate efficiently, make an unforgettable impression and speak with impact.
  • How to find the perfect mentor, who will show you the way to achieving success.
  • How to acquire the confidence and skills to approach even the most powerful and intimidating people with ease.
  • How to make the most of your high school and college years.
  • What it takes to position yourself as an influential leader wherever you go.
  • Study skills and presentation skills to improve classroom performance.
  • How to be someone your peers look up to with respect and admiration.
  • How to build the most powerful portfolio for college applications, internships and scholarships.
  • Goal setting for accomplishing success.

You will also:

  • Explore the leadership challenges associated with complex social issues
  • Identify and analyze the strengths and limitations of your current leadership style
  • Develop an appreciation for leadership styles different from your own
  • Strengthen your public-speaking skills
  • Refine your listening and problem-solving skills
  • Expand your ability to work in diverse groups
  • Apply the Social Change Model of Leadership Development
  • Develop an Action Plan project that you can bring home to your school or community

To be the change we wish to see in the world, we must start with ourselves, by questioning our assumptions, expanding our knowledge, and venturing outside our comfort zones.


We believe that informed and engaged youth can make a positive difference in the world; thus our mission is to help students develop and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the many challenges demanding our attention: environmental destruction, health crisis, wars, poverty, economic uncertainty, and social inequality. The Project offers a learning environment that encourages exploration, discussion, and personal growth.


* Orientation/ Team Build-Up

* Personality Development Coaching (PDC)

* High School Empower Leaders Project (HELP)

* Expression Summit Series

* Leadership and Entrepreneurship Thought Summit

* UncommonMe Live Session

* Activism /Human Rights Meet

* “One Sound Meet”

* Mentorship/Personal Counseling

* Public Speaking/Debate Competition (7 Minutes to Change the World)

* Community Outreach/ Work

* World Adventure/ Internship