Students select an academic area to study, choosing from among Government & Politics, Engineering & Robotics, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Law &amp; Trial Advocacy, and Medicine & Healthcare. Or, they may attend Leadership University, an in-depth, intensive leadership development conference for young leaders who want to challenge themselves to excel and realize their full potential. Through briefings and discussions with national and international leaders in the fields of study and realistic, hands-on simulations, students experience leadership in action and learn first-hand about the complexities of decision-making in a chosen field or profession. By engaging in interactive workshops and activities, students learn and develop vital leadership skills, including effective communication, conflict resolution, team building and time management.
LeadAmerica is the national premier youth leadership organization. Its mission is to transform the world’s next generation of leaders by educating, inspiring, and instilling in them ethical and principled leadership values, attitudes, and skills. With a rich history dating back over 17 years, LeadAmerica is committed to educating and empowering young leaders. Each of its high school conferences is college-accredited and its programs are approved activities of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. LeadAmerica sponsors the Congressional Student Leadership Conference for high school students, the National Junior Leaders Conference for middle and junior high school students, the World Youth Leadership Conference with study abroad programs in China and Russia, and the Washington Summer Scholars Program, a college-level academic program held in cooperation with American University.