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Since 2013, the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program has been cultivating high school students, developing them into actively engaged citizens in their communities. After participating in the summer program, former students have gone on to receive such accomplishments as scholarship awards, grant funding for their projects, recognition in school and local newspapers, and leadership roles in various clubs and organizations.

Three main tenets of leadership drive the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program: Communication, Optimism, and Informed Decision Making. Lessons have been crafted by the Reagan Foundation’s team of credentialed educators with one goal in mind- to have each student increase their leadership abilities and grow their personal characteristics in these three main tenets. Activities are student-driven, highly engaging, and involve a combination of small group interactions, 1:1 mentoring, and public speaking opportunities.

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SESSION DATES

The application period for the 2018 Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program will open on Monday, January 1, 2018.  If you would like to receive a notification, click on the link below. 

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

Early Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018 [midnight]
Final Application Deadline:  April 12, 2018 [midnight]
Application period opens Monday, January 1, 2018.

PROGRAM COST

$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.

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If you are an educator who would like more information about this program for your students contact studentleadership@reaganfoundation.org.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

An application is required as well as a recommendation from a teacher/counselor/principal.

PROGRAM LOCATION

The program is held on-site at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065. For more information, access our Frequently Asked Questions page.

FAQ

Teachers and Counselors

Click below to nominate an outstanding student leader in your school for our week-long Leadership Program.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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