The Brown Leadership Institute
Leadership Development for High School Students
June 24 - July 5, 2013
July 8 - July 19, 2013
July 22 - August 2, 2013
Note: Move-in is on Sunday.
For students completing 9th-12th grade by June 2013
There is no commuter option for this program.
The world faces complicated and often daunting challenges: health crises , environmental destruction, conflicts and wars, poverty, mass immigration, global security, and human rights abuses. These challenges demand the attention of every member of the global community.
We believe that informed 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.
The Brown Leadership Challenge:
Understand Global Challenges
Students develop knowledge and understanding of complex issues through case studies, lectures, films, simulations, discussions, field research and group projects. Your learning is stimulated by creative curricula, engaging faculty and peers from around the world. Last year we had students from 28 different countries and from around the U.S. Such diversity is key to our understanding of global challenges.
Develop Leadership Skills
In class, on the Low Ropes course, and in workshops, students learn and practice leadership skills including public speaking, interpersonal communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, and teamwork.
Create an Action Plan
Students create an Action Plan focused on issues they care about. With the guidance of expert faculty and staff, students apply their strengths, passions, knowledge and skills to serve others and effect change in the world.
All Leadership Institute students create an Action Plan that addresses a pressing social issue in their school or community. Students develop these plans while they are here in the summer, present their ideas to their peers, and then work on the project when they return home. Review student plans in our digital Action Plan library which contains examples of the work our students have done in the past.
Take Your Learning Home
All of us share a civic responsibility to both understand complex social issues and apply what we know in service to others. During your course, instructors and peers help you develop a plan that applies your new knowledge and leadership skills to a problem or issue in your community. Leadership alumni return to their communities as part of a network of social activists.
The Leadership Institute is designed for highly motivated and intellectually curious students who are interested in complex social issues. We look for young people who are excited to learn and want to make a positive difference in the world. Applications are open to qualified high school students from 9th grade through graduated seniors
- Brown Environmental Leadership Laboratory (BELL)
- Organize, Mobilize: Leadership for Social Change
- Leadership and Global Development
- Women and Leadership
- Changing Business: Becoming a Social Entrepreneur
- Leadership and Global Engagement
- Ethical Leadership: Theory into Practice
- Human Rights: History and Action
- Leadership and Global Health
- Documentary Film Production & Theory for Social Change
- Identity, Diversity and Leadership
- Leadership in Science, Technology and Society
- Social Media and Social Change
- Leadership and Conflict Resolution