2012 Young Leaders Academy

July 25-28, 2012

Kentucky high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to apply for our Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference at the University of Louisville.

The McConnell Center offers this annual program to outstanding high school students to help hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history.

Topics include:

  • How Leaders Occupy their Minds
  • The 1% in Leadership
  • Social Movements: How Americans are Speaking their Minds in the 21st Century
  • Social Media in Social Movements
  • Book Discussion: Charles Murray's Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 - 2012
  • Participants stay on the University of Louisville's Belknap Campus under the guidance of McConnell Center staff and scholars. Participants take part in a series of seminars, discussions, lectures, team-building activities and structured socials during their four-day stay.

    Sessions will be led by faculty, staff and students of the University of Louisville and other area institutions and will be conducted at or near an entry level college experience.

    Each participant receives a full scholarship that includes free lodging, meals and all conference materials for the Young Leaders Academy.

    "This will be a great educational experience, but it is also a terrific opportunity for those who might be interested in being considered for McConnell Scholarships to the University of Louisville," said Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center.


    The application window is now closed.