Friday, June 20, 2008

Invest in Your Child's Future With the Student Leadership Training Program

The Student Leadership Training Program is an interactive leadership opportunity for students entering grades 8-12.
The program's purpose is to teach students about leadership, making a difference, and the crucial life skills that are not part of a formal education: goal setting, proactive problem solving, time management, communication, listening, and respect. Each year, the program is home to a variety of secondary school students with a wide range of interests and activities. Students connect with peers from around New England and other states, and have a lot of fun while they are at it! The students routinely praise the program as one of the best experiences they've had, and often keep in touch with friends they make through the program years later.
the program retains a 3:1 student to staff ratio, with a staff composed of highly trained student and adult volunteers.
Established in 1990, the Program has over 6,000 alumni. The program is recognized by colleges and universities throughout the US, and its alumni have gone on to make positive significant differences at several of the country's top institutions.
The Program is operating four sessions of its Leadership Training Conferences this summer:
Session 1: July 8-12
Session 2: July 15-19
Session 3: July 22-26
Session 4: July 29-Aug 2.
Tuition to each is $370, and includes overnight housing, all meals, and all materials costs. The camp is held on the campus of Nichols College in Dudley (just south of Worcester).
The Program is able to maintain its relatively low price because the program is operated entirely by volunteers: all tuition money is used directly and solely to support the program.
Weeks tend to fill up and the program is in demand, so if you are planning on registering, consider doing so quickly to ensure you get the week you want.
For more information, visit or call 1-800-600-PACE or e-mail


Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe the price. Some groups out there are 1000's of bucks. This is great

Ernie D said...

Just a note to anyone reading about this: I am a staffer for this program and have worked for it for five years as a volunteer (my day job is in engineering).

As of now, we still have slots available, but we're getting very close to session one.

Any reader can very likely still get their teen into any week of our program even now, but you should hurry. If you are interested in applying, call the 800 number listed in this post as soon as possible to reserve a slot and get info about the program and how to apply.

Full disclosure: I'm a staffer for SLTP. However, over 60 staffers volunteer to staff this program every year (often at the cost of vacation time or not working) because of how much fun it is and how rewarding and beneficial our program is for students who participate.

The staff is very dedicated and qualified: student and adult staff undergo leadership training for the entire year (close to 100 hours) to prepare to staff the summer.

I firmly believe that there is almost literally no better way for a student to spend a week out of their summer than SLTP, and particularly for the price. As I said, do not think it is too late to apply: call today! :)