This week-long summer program (June 17–22, 2018) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders.
Furman University's Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program (June 17 – 22, 2018) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner. The program is looking for rising high school seniors (current juniors) who are striving to become leaders and improve their communities. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 17 – 22, 2018) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate. Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018. There is no limit to the number of students who can apply.