Elevate Program Details

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July 19–25, 2015
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What is Elevate 2015?
Elevate 2015 is an annual leadership institute for outstanding high school juniors and seniors. Through personalized leadership coaching, seminars with world-class speakers, adventure-based learning, and a call to take real-world action in response to social problems, Elevate participants will develop their leadership abilities in ways that will endure long after the week-long program’s close. The institute specializes in helping students integrate concepts of Christian faith and leadership in their own lives.

Who is it for?
Elevate 2015 is for exceptionally talented high school students who seek to develop their leadership abilities in order to transform society for the common good. Eligible candidates are rising high school juniors and seniors from secondary schools around the globe.

Where is it?
The institute is hosted by Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Gordon is just north of Boston and is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean on a 450-acre quintessential New England campus.

When is it?
This year’s program will be held from Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Why should people be interested?
Elevate 2015 offers a wealth of leadership development opportunities, enhancing the unique strengths of individual students as they work alongside a diverse cohort of high-caliber peers. Such exposure will help prepare participants for future college careers and professional lives. Plus, if you complete the program, you will double your investment by receiving an exclusive $2,000 merit scholarship to Gordon College.

How much does it cost?
$1,000

What do program fees cover?

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • StrengthsFinder profile and analysis
  • Local excursions and social events
  • Close interaction with Gordon faculty and staff
  • All program materials
  • Transportation to/from the airport, and to all off-campus events and excursions

How do I nominate a student?
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For answers to more frequently asked questions, see the Elevate FAQ >>

“[People] make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ”

Harry S. Truman