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Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs

Tuition & Payment Options

Tuition, Payment Plans and Benefits

Tuition for our program is all-inclusive. Student materials, housing, meals, transportation for scheduled program experiences, program activities and social events are included in the tuition.

During the program tuition includes:

Room & BoardIncluded
Site Visits & Transportation during the programIncluded
College Admissions Counseling SessionsIncluded
Lectures, Mentor Sessions, and WorkshopsIncluded
Faculty and StaffIncluded
Curriculum and Materials Included

Student benefits provided after the program is over:

Please Note

All students are responsible for arranging travel accommodations to and from the program site at the start and end of the program.

We are able to provide transportation to and from the program site for an additional $35 each way. This includes pickup and drop off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (IAD, DCA, and BWI) and Penn Station. We also recommend that students bring personal spending money for souvenirs or incidentals.

Leadership Initiatives offers a variety of flexible options to pay for program tuition. These payment options range from paying in full at the time of enrollment to a twelve month, zero-interest payment plan. Below are all payment options.

Pay in full: Program participants can opt to pay 100% of the tuition cost in one single payment at the time of enrolling. The tuition amount is typically charged within 72 hours of enrollment. A $150 tuition discount is applied for participants who opt to pay in full.

Payment Plans: Program participants can also pay for tuition in zero-interest monthly payments. These payment plans allow participants to pay in evenly-distributed payments over an agreed period of time. LI’s payment plans are not a loan from a financial institution or bank but do require the completion of a repayment agreement. Three, six, nine, and twelve-month payment plans are available. Participants can opt to pay the entirety of their remaining tuition balance off at any point during the payment period. Additional discounts are available for certain payment plans (see below). 


Early Enrollment Discounts

Leadership Initiatives offers discounts for students who enroll early for the 2020 Youth Development Programs at Georgetown University. All participants who enroll by October 1st, 2019 will receive $150 off the program tuition. The early enrollment discount will be automatically applied to the final total upon checkout. 

Payment Discounts

Pay in full: Receive an additional $150 off the program tuition ($300 in total discounts if enrolled by October 1st, 2019)

3-Month Payment Plan: Receive an additional $75 off the program tuition ($225 in total discounts if enrolled by October 1st, 2019)

6-Month Payment Plan: Receive an additional $50 off the program tuition ($200 in total discounts if enrolled by October 1st, 2019)

9-Month Payment Plan: Receive an additional $25 off the program tuition ($175 in total discounts if enrolled by October 1st, 2019)

12-Month Payment Plan: No additional discount ($150 in total discounts if enrolled by October 1st, 2019)


Once more than $500 towards tuition has been collected, the student will have access to one year of TestRocker SAT or ACT training, college application, essay editing and access to our mentorship program is made available within three business days.

The following cancellation fees apply once the student has enrolled in our summer programs.

Cancellation PeriodTotal Cancellation Fee:
Enrolled For Less Than Two Weeks$200
Enrolled For More Than Two Weeks$500
Between April 1st and April 30th$1000
Between May 1st and May 31st$1500
Enrolled For More Than Four WeeksEntire Tuition

*Benefits include Testrocker ACT/SAT prep, college essay assistance, college admissions assistance, mentoring program

**Students who cancel prior to June 1st may apply their tuition to the following program year. Rollover of tuition may only occur once.

Instead of canceling, you may elect to apply your total payments toward a program next year. If so, you will be enrolled in our 2021 Pre-Registration and sent an email in the fall of 2020 to select the program/session you wish to attend. Note: If you choose to cancel your enrollment and not attend a 2021 program, the cancellation fees above will still apply.


As a 501(c)3 Non-profit all Leadership Initiatives programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing us to offer programs with academic benefits at a lower cost than for-profit institutions who do not offer them.

For our 2019 youth development programs, we received additional funding opportunities from our sponsors, which include Microsoft’s Youthspark program, the Starbucks Foundation, GlobalGiving, the International Youth Foundation, TestRocker, and the Future First Foundation.

We have over $500,000 in grant money to put towards scholarship assistance for students across the nation

This scholarship assistance will be given in the form of $500.00 Future Leaders Mentorship Scholarships. We currently have 300 Future Leader Mentorship Scholarships available on a first come basis. These scholarships have been divided amongst our six development programs. 

If you are interested in claiming one of these scholarships please register today so we can apply it towards your cost of tuition immediately. 

Please Note Our Scholarships Do Not Stack. This means you cannot receive more than one scholarship to attend our summer programs.



Leadership Initiatives is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone who shows drive, determination, and grit towards their future goals. This is why we work hard with our sponsor organizations to ensure that grant money is available for students to attend the programs we offer. We also understand that sometimes this grant money isn’t enough to allow all students who are focused on improving the world and reaching their full potential to attend without additional support.

For this reason, we have created a fundraising department dedicated to helping students obtain the means necessary to participate in one of our summer internships. If you choose the fundraising option, you will meet one-on-one with a fundraising coach who will assist you with creating a comprehensive fundraising campaign. This coach will continue to check in twice a month until you have reached your goal. You will also receive a graduated payment scale which allows you and your family time to fundraise for tuition.

In this graduated payment scale, students will only be asked to pay the deposit and set up a payment plan. The graduated fundraising payment program is designed to help students who have low incomes enroll with a deposit and sets up smaller monthly payments that rise over time to match their fundraising projections.  

For those wishing to partake in a fundraising campaign with Leadership Initiatives, you must enroll by January 30th, 2019. Students who enroll sooner will have a more successful campaign due to the fact that they will have a larger amount of time to fundraise.

Leadership Initiatives is the first summer program to offer students the opportunity to work directly with a fundraising coach who will be with the student every step of the way, encouraging and guiding them to reach their fundraising goals.

We know fundraising can seem like a daunting task but don’t worry, it is a lot easier than many think. Fundraising will hone the student’s communication skills, teaching them how to express ideas, showcase their values and motivate others towards a specific goal. 

Our Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Program Campaign Manual has been specially designed for students coming to our 2019 Georgetown Internship Summits and will teach participants how to galvanize additional support from family, friends, neighbors and the community where the student lives.

If you have any questions before about our fundraising program, fundraising coach or the process feel free to email Jessica Bailly, our Youth Development Programs Director at or set up a question and answer session by going to and select the fundraising coach question and answer session option. If you have immediate questions you can also call our Customer Support Team at 202-738-1115.

You can select to participate in our fundraising coach and campaign program by selecting the fundraising campaign option when enrolling here.

Once again for those wishing to partake in a fundraising campaign with Leadership Initiatives, you must enroll by January 30th, 2019. Students who enroll sooner will have a more successful campaign due to the fact that they will have a larger amount of time to fundraise.