Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy

Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy


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ACADEMY DATE JULY 16 - 22, 2018

If you are a high school sophomore or junior selected to participate in the Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA), you will spend six days learning how to lead from those who define the virtues of character and ethical decision-making: United States Marines.

Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy Details:

Students selected will be chosen from a wide variety of backgrounds and invited to attend the week-long Academy held in Quantico, VA. Over the course of the week, they will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and to strengthen their confidence and leadership skills. They will hear from notable leaders from around the country, such as entrepreneurs, Holocaust survivors and Marine Corps leaders. They will be surrounded by a diverse range of students from around the country. Physical fitness will also be emphasized through physical training and scenario-based reaction courses. While those who complete all the events successfully will graduate, this is just the beginning. The goal of SLCDA is to return students back to their communities more confident, selfless and better equipped to improve the lives of those around them.

Program Requirements:
  • Have completed your sophomore year in high school and be 16-18 years of age by the program start date (July 16, 2018)
  • Strong academics, minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Have participated in athletic, leadership, and service-oriented activities
  • Perform well on the Initial Strength Test
  • Possess leadership traits
  • Possess strong moral and ethical standards

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