The Student Statesmanship Institute (SSI) is bringing its flagship LEAD Summer Camp to the campus of Cleary University in Howell this summer. Now in its 26th year, LEAD is a week-long, hands-on Biblical worldview and leadership training experience that puts high school students in real-world professional simulations.
“We are incredibly excited to work with Cleary University this summer,” said SSI President James Muffett. “Cleary’s forward-thinking leadership and commitment to investing in tomorrow’s leaders is an excellent match with SSI’s mission of empowering teens to change their world.”
Three week-long camps will be held at Cleary University and are open to high school students nationwide. Each week features a mock legislature simulation that culminates with a trip to the State Capitol in Lansing where students hold a legislative session in the chambers of the Michigan House of Representatives. Advanced simulations for returning students include journalism, business and entrepreneurship, mock trial and moot court tracks, and a political campaign track. These experiences put students in the shoes of real-life leaders through hands-on simulations and dynamic teaching from Christian professionals in each field.
“High school students in the State Capitol sitting in legislator’s chairs and debating real issues, advanced judicial simulations taking place in the Michigan Supreme Court before sitting Justices, business track students learning how their decisions affect the success or failure of a multi-million-dollar corporation… these are life-transforming experiences for young people that empower them in a way that you cannot imagine.” said James Muffett, SSI president.
Students attending LEAD can choose from three different weeks, each with a unique focus and set of experiences: June 16-21, July 7-12, and July 21-26.
Information and registration options are available at www.leadmich.org.