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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
11:00pm Curfew

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 from 1-3 pm on
Friday, July 7, 001 Salomon Hall, Main Green, 75 Waterman Street
Friday, July 21, 117 MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer Street
Friday, August 4, 001 Salomon Hall, Main Green, 75 Waterman Street

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.