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Brown Leadership Institute: Leadership Development for High School Students

The Leadership Institute Symposium

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the many challenges facing the world today. To 'be the change we wish to see in the world', we must start with ourselves, by questioning our assumptions, expanding our knowledge and changing our behavior.

Leadership Institute courses can help you rise to all of these challenges, by creating a learning environment that encourages exploration, discussion and personal growth. But what happens after you leave the classroom? How will you respond to the needs of your neighbors, your community and the world?

Leadership Institute Symposium

Students who, in 2012, successfully completed a Leadership Institute course on-campus, at BELL Haffenreffer and/or BELL Costa Rica are encouraged to apply to the Leadership Symposium on Social Action. Please contact with any questions you have about the Symposium or your eligibility to participate.

Applications are due by Monday, October 1 at 9 AM.

Student Action Plans

The Action Plan is an opportunity for you to create a project that helps you put your learning to work. During the last week of your course, your instructors and peers will help you develop a plan that applies your new knowledge and leadership skills to a problem or issue in your community. You will have the chance to reflect on what you've learned and delve deeper into the topics that you find compelling. Finally, you will present your action plan to your peers and family at the closing program on the last day of the course.

Below are examples of Leadership Institute Student Action Plans:





Social Action Plan Certificate

The following spring, you will have the opportunity to submit a final progress report. Those who have committed a significant effort to their work will be given the Certificate for Social Action by the Institute. "Success" isn't so much about the completion of goals as it is about your commitment to process and progress, effort expended and flexibility in adapting goals to meet the needs of the community.