Programs that inspire and empower students to change the world
Collaborate with peers to solve real problems
Work with some of the nations best students while you address real challenges and solve real problems
International Business and Leadership Summit
A life-changing opportunity to work with businesses in the developing world
Meet with college admissions experts
Prepare for college with test preparation, scholarship and admissions assistance included in all programs
Explore career options with industry leaders
Explore career opportunities with leaders from organizations like the FBI, Exxon, the Secret Service, and on Capitol Hill
Connect with peers from across the country
Explore the nation's capital and have fun with peers from all over the U.S.
Prepare for college and your career ahead
Develop your leadership skills and prepare for careers in law, medecine, international development, or business
We Do Not Do Simulations. We Transform Lives.
For more than 15 years, Leadership Initiatives has partnered with outstanding high school students to gain real-world experience, explore future careers, develop leadership skills and experience college life.
For-profit summer education programs showcase simulations as the key component of their educational experience, we are proud to offer real experiences that impact the lives of students and the individuals they are partnered with.
Join us today and start an internship with a business in the developing world, work with a DC lawyer on an impending court case or partner with a doctor to diagnose patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
Unparalleled Career Experience
Students receive job training and career experience working side-by-side with experts in the fields of business, international development, law, and medicine. At the end of each program, students participate in court cases, diagnose patients, and design solutions to problems facing businesses in the developing world.
College Application Assistance From Admissions Experts
One-on-one training from the top college admissions experts. This training includes; school selection assistance, application guidance, essay assistance, interview preparation and private Q&A sessions with college admissions officers from across the United States.
Expand Your Leadship Skills
Students participate in revolutionary leadership workshops and team-building activities with a focus on organization, goal-setting, conflict resolution, group dynamics, persuasive communication, and an overall commitment to effecting positive change. Past students are now leaders at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, UCLA, Columbia, Oxford and more.
Go behind the scenes of Washington, DC and explore; The State Department, U.S. Supreme Court, National Institute of Health, World Bank, Pentagon, DC Police Academy and more to see your future career in action.
Partner Directly With Leading Experts And Attend Private Career Fairs
Students meet with leading figures in the fields of international diplomacy, business, medicine, and law through a series of consulting sessions, one on one discussions, lectures and field world. Participants gain experience that sets them apart from their peers while allowing them to explore potential career paths.
Experience Life on Campus
Enjoy the excitement of college life, lectures with renowned Georgetown University faculty, and building lasting connections with talented high school students from around the world.
An Unparalleled Educational Experience
Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs 2018 Schedule
Explore Your Career & Transform Lives This Summer
|International Leadership & Business Summit||June 16th- June 22nd||Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.||Registration Still Available|
|Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit||June 24th-July 3rd||Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.||Registration Still Available|
|International Leadership & Business Summit||July 14th-July 20th||Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.||Registration Still Available|
|Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit||July 21st-July 30th||Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.||Registration Still Available|
|Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit||July 29th-August 7th||Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.||Registration Still Available|
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What our students are saying
I take pride in the work I do with Leadership Initiatives because the ideas I come up with and the decisions I make are of great value. I get to change someone’s life and that is what drives me every day. I have never stepped foot in Bauchi, Nigeria, but it is my goal to change lives for generations to come.
Taught new welding techniques and designed a logo for business partner
Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, When I was accepted into Georgetown University, LI line up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to speak about medical school
Former LI student now attending University of Notre Dame
Because of my participation in the program, I have received SAT training, scholarship assistance, a mentor and will soon have my collage essays reviewed while I am able to help transform lives across the globe. We were even featured by my local news station. It is all I could ask for and more.
Current Leadership Initiatives student