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

Thank you for your interest in the Student Leadership Program. Applications for the summer of 2019 are now closed.

The Student Leadership Program is open to students who will be in the 9th-12th grade in fall 2019. The cost to attend is $400 plus a $25 non-refundable application fee. All applications submitted will be included on our waitlist.

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Any questions about the application process can be directed to

Three Ways to Apply

  1. Students: Complete the application above starting February 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 six 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 private Facebook group 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 17 - Friday, June 21, 2019
Session 2: Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019
Session 3: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2019
Session 4: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19, 2019
Session 5: Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2019
Session 6: Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9, 2019


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.

For more information, access our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Frequently Asked Questions