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Elevate

A Leadership Lab for the Next Generation

July 16–23, 2017

Elevate 2017 is an annual leadership institute for high school juniors and seniors who want to be change-makers and forward thinkers. Through personalized leadership coaching, seminars with world-class speakers, adventure-based learning, and a charge to take real-world action in response to social problems, Elevate participants develop their leadership abilities in ways that endure long after the program’s close.

What does it involve?

Who is it for?

Elevate 2017 is for students who desire to develop their leadership abilities in order to transform society for the common good. We seek students who are academically sharp, interpersonally gifted, and eager to be social entrepreneurs and leaders.

Eligible candidates are rising high school juniors and seniors from secondary schools around the globe.

Why does it matter?

Leadership is caught, not taught. We believe that successful and inspiring leaders are team players, confident in their strengths, humble in spirit, and eager to surround themselves with others who balance them. Leaders know that together, we can achieve more. Through individualized leadership coaching, Elevate students build confidence in their unique strengths and expand their understanding of teamwork. From daily peer-to-peer interactions to connecting with world-class speakers from government, nonprofit and corporate sectors, students practice professional networking. Most importantly, students put theory into practice by tackling social needs from their local communities during this intensive leadership lab.

D. Michael Lindsay
“A well-designed program produces leaders who are capable of leading an organization by thinking about and understanding broader issues.”
D. Michael Lindsay, Gordon College president