Life on Campus
Brown Leadership Institute: Leadership Development for High School Students
Brown Leadership Institute students live and study on the Brown campus. This is a time-intensive and immersive program; courses meet for 5 hours each day, and students participate in workshops to sharpen leadership skills outside of class. To build community, Leadership Institute students are housed together in the same residence hall.
A Typical Day
|7:30– 9:00am||Breakfast in a dining hall|
|9:00 – 11:30am||Class|
|11:30am – 1:00pm||Lunch in a dining hall|
|1:00 – 3:00pm||Class|
|3:00 – 4:00pm||Break|
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Leadership workshops on select days|
|6:00 – 7:30pm||Dinner is served in a dining hall|
|7:30 – 11:00pm||Free time for homework or co-curricular activities|
Leadership will be practiced and explored both in and outside the classroom through a variety of workshops, discussions, and activities. One highlight of our programs includes an outdoor Challenge Course experience in which students are asked to practice leadership through effective teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. Students also participate in workshops during and outside of class on public speaking, listening skills, leadership styles, diversity issues, and the Social Change Model of Leadership.
When not in class or required workshops, Leadership Institute students may participate in any Pre-College co-curricular activities. Learn more about the range of educational, recreational, and social programming events held on campus throughout the summer by clicking here.
Students will have at least 1–3 hours of homework most days. Computers are available for student use in the libraries, so personal laptops are not required to complete assigned work. However, if a student has the ability to bring a laptop, it does provide convenience and flexibility.
Closing Program—Families are encouraged to attend
We warmly encourage family and friends to attend the Closing Program for the Leadership Institute. This is a terrific opportunity for guests to learn more about the student experience and to meet faculty, student staff, and administrators.
The Closing Program will be held on:
Friday, July 7; Friday, July 21; Friday, August 4
Location to be determined and will be posted here.
Students are required to attend this closing event and can depart from campus after its conclusion.
We hope that you will join us for what will be the inspiring culmination to your student's experience.