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The 2013 Youth Leadership Summer Institute is a one-week residential experience on the USC Upstate campus, focusing on activities to inspire high school students to develop an awareness of issues regarding their environment, both physical and social.
The program will consist of educational and social components that will examine aspects of leadership and civic engagement from local and global perspectives. Students will identify issues facing Spartanburg and the world, and explore problem-solving techniques, conflict resolution skills, cross-cultural communication, personal responsibility and respect for self and others.
A variety of interactive workshops, games, field trips and recreational activities will be utilized throughout the week, with evening activities consisting of a cookout, party night and movie nights. The Institute staff consists of USC Upstate faculty and students, along with national and international speakers.
To be eligible, an applicant should be a rising 10th, 11th or 12th grade student who is enrolled in a public or private high school in Spartanburg County.
Application deadline: April 26, 2013
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Program ContactsDr. Jennifer Parker, DirectorProfessor, PsychologyAssociate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences864-503-5761
Dr. Andrew Beer, Co-DirectorAssistant Professor, Psychology864-503-5762
Shawn MastoSpecial Projects Assistant864-503-5700
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