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Join us at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for a 1-week Leadership experience of a lifetime!

Our application for the Student Leadership Program will open February 1, 2019. The early application deadline is Feb. 28th and the final application deadline is May 3rd

To be notified of when the application opens, with a link to the application, sign up below.

Sign up to be notified when the 2019 application opens

Any questions about the application process can be directed to

Three Ways to Apply

  1. Students: Complete the application above starting January 1st. A recommendation form will be emailed to a teacher/counselor/principal of your choosing and needs to be submitted by the application deadline.
  2. Teachers: You may nominate outstanding student leaders from your school to participate in our summer program. Click below to nominate:

    Teacher Nomination
  3. School Partnership: If you are a teacher or administrator who would like to bring up to 15 students to participate in our summer program, please send us an email at:


Program Highlights

Each summer, the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program inspires hundreds of students to expand upon their leadership abilities through the tenets of Communication, Optimism, and Informed Decision Making.  Lessons are crafted by the Reagan Foundation’s team of credentialed educators with the goal of helping students to grow on a personal and professional level.  Activities are student-driven, highly engaging, and involve a combination of small group interactions, 1:1 mentoring, and public speaking opportunities.  By providing training and support at a world class facility with credentialed and trained staff, we cultivate the next generation of citizen leaders that our schools, communities, and country need. 

Students who attend our program:

  • Cultivate leadership skills. Receive mentoring from educators and community leaders.
  • Develop a Leadership Action Plan to make a positive difference in a community of your choice.
  • Gain access to ongoing networking & support through our own online community, ReaganEDU, and our annual alumni event.
  • Receive information about other programs and leadership opportunities through the Reagan Foundation.

Graduates of our program have:

  • Raised over $3,800 for communities in Kenya.
  • Received a grant for $1,000 to start a STEM program for girls.
  • Created an anti-bullying club which has received local news media and grown into a larger campaign at other middle and high schools in the area.
  • Organized showers for the homeless in the local community.


Sessions run from 9:00am – 3:30pm daily.

Session 1:  Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22, 2018
Session 2:  Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29, 2018
Session 3:  Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13, 2018
Session 4:  Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018
Session 5:  Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Session 6:  Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3, 2018


Program Details


An application is required as well as a recommendation from a teacher/counselor/principal. Students must be incoming 9th – 12th graders in the summer they attend.


The program is held on-site at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065. If you are applying from out of state, a parent or guardian will need to stay at a local hotel with you. For more information about our program, access our Frequently Asked Questions page.


$400.00, with a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Students accepted into the program will have the application fee applied to the total cost of the program.


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute strives to make their programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program, please carefully read, complete, and submit a scholarship application.


For more information, access our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Frequently Asked Questions