Gain Real Experience In International Security Taught By US Intelligence Leaders

National Security &

Intelligence Summit

Collaborate With Military Leaders

Learn From And Work With Security and Intelligence Experts

Exclusive Tours Of Leading US Intelligence Services

Learn From Intelligence And Security Specialists Protecting Our Nation

Work With College Admissions Experts

One-On-One Application Assistance And Meetings With Top University Admissions Officers

Use Grant Money To Create Security Solutions

Your Proposal Will Be Enacted By A Security Firm In The Developing World

National Security & Intelligence Summit

Students have a unique opportunity to work directly with national security experts, learn about the latest intelligence strategies, and implement security strategies to save lives.

Students are coached by professional military leaders to design solutions to security issues facing real communities in the developing world. Students will work directly with security forces protecting communities from terrorism.

In this rigorous internship, students will participate in combat training and tour the FBI and CIA headquarters, the Pentagon, Fort Myer, Fort McNair, the Washington Navy Yard, the Marine Barracks, the State Department, and Andrews Air Force Base.

For their final project, students will design and propose a security strategy to save lives with the help and mentoring of security industry professionals in order to focus and apply their understanding.

Participants will present these proposed strategies to a panel of experts, top strategies will be implemented by actual security companies in the developing world over the following year.

Participants will meet one-on-one with representatives from all branches of the military, federal agencies, military academies, and private companies to learn about the education and career opportunities available to them. 2020 representatives include The National Security Agency, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, West Point, the U.S. Department of State, Navy Seals and the U.S. Air Force Academy.


Summit Dates:


Rising Freshmen To Graduating Seniors


7 Days

July 11th - July 17th, 2021

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


$3400 *22 Financial Assistance Scholarships Are Still Available

Enroll Here
Interest Form
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Gain Real Security & Intelligence

Gathering Experience

Work With Leaders From The

National Security Sector

Meet With National Intelligence

& Security Recruiters and Officers

Use Grant Money To Design

A Security Solution To Save Lives

Intern with a security agency with offices in the developing world and create a security solution that will be implemented over the course of one year. These efforts will counter terrorist activities and potentially save lives.

Participants will receive hand-to-hand combat training, field tactics at a paintball course and intelligence gathering training from military and intelligence experts.

Interns partner with current and former experts from the Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Secret Service, National Security Agency and State Department to assist in creating solutions for their security issue.

Students are coached by professional military leaders to design solutions to security issues facing real communities in the developing world. Students will work directly with security forces protecting communities from terrorism.

Interns will allocate seed money for their security partner using a grant from our top sponsors.

A grant committee with representatives from the Pentagon, Harvard and Leadership Initiatives will evaluate each proposal.

Top solutions, will be selected by the grant committee and receive full funding to see the intern's ideas for their security partner implemented over the course of one year.

Participants will meet one-on-one with representatives from all branches of the military, federal agencies, military academies, and private companies to learn about the education and career opportunities available to them.

2020 representatives include The National Security Agency, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, West Point, the U.S. Department of State, Navy Seals and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Program Highlights

Intern with a security company in the developing world and create security solutions to save lives.

Direct Security Experience

Choose How To Implement a Security Grant

Participate In Real Combat Training

Interns receive hands-on experience in combat training and strategy from U.S. Marine drill sergeants.

Training will include hand to hand combat, disarming attackers with weapons and weapons exercises.

Interns travel to a military training paintball course to test tactical and intelligence gathering tactics.

Students will learn about flanking, piercing and pincer maneuvers, along with the importance of leadership and teamwork in a combat setting.

Students choose how to implement a grant designed to assistant a security company in the developing world by creating security solutions for a community affected by the Boko Haram.

Interns will partner with specific mentors and gain hands-on security experience designing new counter-insurgency security solutions with leaders from the CIA, Pentagon, FBI, U.S. Military and more.

Implement Security Solutions With Intelligence And Security Experts

Expert Mentors

Gain Career Advice From Security Pioneers

National Intelligence and Security Workshops

Interns will partner with specific mentors and gain hands-on security experience designing new counter-insurgency security solutions with leaders from the CIA, Pentagon, FBI, U.S. Military and more.

Experts will serve as student leadership coaches throughout the week. Interns will work directly with these security leaders to create defined methods and goals on how to support their security partner and save lives.

Interns meet with highly respected civilian policymakers and senior military officers who are responsible for global and national security decisions.

Students will learn directly from security leaders involved in the implementation of national security strategies in a variety of keynote, panel, and small group speaking events.

Students Have A Rare Opportunity To Visit The United States Governments Leading Security Agencies

Exclusive Site Visits

National Security Tours and Round Tables

Exclusive Military Site Visits With Specialized Tours

Go behind the scenes to see how the US military operates and gain a greater understanding of how your career can align with your interests and passions.

Exclusive visits include the US Pentagon, Fort Meyer, Andrews Air Force Base and military training facilities across the Washington DC area.

Students will have the opportunity to tour the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau Of Investigation and the State Department.

Students will see how life and death decisions are made by leading United States security agencies.

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Work Directly With Leaders From The Following Institutions

National Security Agency
Homeland Security
Secret Service
Air Force

Collaborate With Leading National Security Minds

Rusty Capps

Counter-Terrorism Expert/Training Instructor For The FBI, CIA, and State Department
Rusty Capps

Counter-Terrorism Expert/Training Instructor For The FBI, CIA, and State Department

One of the country's leading instructors and advocates for counterterrorism, counterintelligence and security awareness education, Mr. Capps is sought after by academic, public and private sector organizations to provide insight on issues relating to our national security. He is an accomplished educator who imparts passion for these topics and impresses upon students the importance they bear on our national security and foreign policy. He has extraordinary knowledge of cases and events relating to counterterrorism and counterintelligence and is able to speak on numerous different topics, many which are taken directly from his past experiences as an FBI agent.

Beginning with the 2017 Fall Term at Radford University in Virginia Mr. Capps was appointed an Adjunct Professor and taught a Junior-Senior Seminar titled “Terrorism and Homeland Security Issues.” During the 2018 Spring Term he taught “US Intelligence and Federal Law Enforcement: 1776 – Present.” And for the Fall Semester, 2018, he is again teaching international and domestic terrorism seminar.

Steven Brown

Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air force
Steven Brown

Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air force

Lieutenant Colonel Steven “Skippy” Brown was commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. His first assignment was to the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado, where he was a Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Vehicle Operator and Analyst. Lieutenant Colonel Brown then left active duty and became a traditional reservist in the 19th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado, where he continued to work with GPS. Then, he served as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Advanced Navigation Operations course for Air Force Space Command, and the Chief of the Development Branch, Headquarters Reserve National Security Space Institute (RNSSI). At the same time, Lieutenant Colonel Brown earned his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In his civilian role, he has spent the last 12 years as a senior space system engineer supporting various GPS and classified programs.

In 2016, he was hand-selected as an Executive Officer for the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. After 18 years of space assignments, he is currently a Joint Planning Officer for the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), where he is ready to deploy in order to accelerate the formation and increase the effectiveness of newly formed Joint Force Headquarters.

2000 Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, University of California at Berkeley, CA
2002 Aerospace Basic, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
2016 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2018 Air War College (correspondence)

1. August 2001 - July 2005, Global Positioning System (GPS) Satellite Vehicle Operator; GPS Spacecraft Systems Analyst; GPS Modernization Analyst, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
2. July 2005 - November 2013, GPS Vehicle Advanced Operator, Chief of Evaluations, 19th Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
3. November 2013 - April 2019, Space Professional Instructor, Instructor Advanced Academics Branch, Chief Faculty Enrichment Branch, Chief Development Branch, Headquarters Reserve National Security Space Institute, Peterson AFB, CO
4. April 2019 - Present, Joint Planning Officer, Joint Planning Support Element, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Norfolk Naval Station, VA
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Second Lieutenant February 1, 2001
First Lieutenant February 1, 2003
Captain February 1, 2005
Major March 30, 2011
Lt Col December 1, 2017

(Current as of July 2020)

Rick Kuehn

Pilot, American Airlines & Lt Col, USAF Reserve
Rick Kuehn

Pilot, American Airlines & Lt Col, USAF Reserve

Rick’s career has taken him all over the world, from Afghanistan and rural Kenya to New York City and Washington, DC. He is currently working as a pilot for American Airlines and serves in the Air Force Reserve.

Previously, he managed an engineering consulting start-up in Manhattan, led a water supply project in Kipingi Kenya with Engineers Without Borders, responded to disasters with the American Red Cross in Greater New York, and commanded an Air Force rapid-response team that responds to humanitarian and other emergencies, setting up and operating airfields on short notice with minimal manpower and equipment. Rick has a BA in history and a BE in computer engineering from Stevens Tech, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters in Military Studies from Marine Corps University. He has been on the board of Leadership Initiatives since 2014.

John E. Ouellette

Deputy Commander, Coastal Riverine Group Two Prospective Commanding Officer, Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight
John E. Ouellette

Deputy Commander, Coastal Riverine Group Two Prospective Commanding Officer, Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight

Captain Ouellette is currently serving as Reserve Deputy Commander, Coastal Riverine Group TWO Executive Officer and has been selected to assume Command of Coastal Riverine Squadron EIGHT (CRS8), December, 2020. He assumed his current duties Dec 1, 2019. He previously served as Executive Officer of CRS8. He was mobilized from June 2016 to July 2017 as Assistant Officer-in-Charge (Executive Officer) of an undisclosed expeditionary airbase in the C5F Area of Operations. Additionally, he served as Chief Staff Officer, Naval Reserve Expeditionary Strike Group Seven and Task Force 76.
Ouellette's formative sea duty assignments include tours as Third Division Officer and Communications Officer on USS ASHLAND (LSD-48); and Officer-in-Charge Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment ONE with SPECIAL BOAY UNIT TWENTY. While on ASHLAND he qualified Surface Warfare Officer and while at SBU-20 he qualified Special Warfare Combatant Craft Patrol Officer.
As a reservist, Ouellette served as Officer-in-Charge of FFG Augment Unit 215, NR DESRON 7, ACB-1 Det 110 and ACU-1 Det 1813. He has also served as Landward Security Officer MSRON 14 and Commanding Officer LCS Seaframe Det Fort Worth. While with ACB-1 he qualified as Seabee Combat Warfare Officer.
Captain Ouellette reported to RTC Great Lakes January, 1994, graduated Boot Camp in march and reported to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) as un undesignated Airman. While on ROOSEVELT, he struck Aviation Ordnanceman. He was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and graduated as an Ensign in July, 1995.
Ouellette attended the University of Wisconsin graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and has received Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College, Madison, WI as well as Joint Professional Military Education Phase I from Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards). He is married to his wife of 24 years, Jennifer, and has three children, Sophie, Katie and Henry.

Bill Stefan

Department of Defense- Deputy for Enterprise Management
Bill Stefan

Department of Defense- Deputy for Enterprise Management

As a Senior Executive in the federal government, Bill has over 40 years of experience in management, employee training and development, strategic planning, creating global communications and strategic networks, and research & development.

Bill has over 15 years of Senior Executive Service within the US Intelligence Community, including assignments as Associate Director of National Intelligence for Financial Management, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Deputy Enterprise Management, DIA Director of DIA Business Solutions, Director DIA Resource Management Office, Deputy Director of the Military Intelligence Staff, and DIA lead for the Iraq Threat Finance Cell.

Bill was also a former Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a retired US Army Officer with over 22 years of service. Bill graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976 and obtained a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University in 1981. Bill holds certifications as a CPA, CFE, CGFM, and CDFM.

Ben Taylor

Director for Counterterrorism on the staff of the National Security Council
Ben Taylor

Director for Counterterrorism on the staff of the National Security Council

Ben Taylor currently serves as a Director for Counterterrorism on the staff of the National
Security Council. His responsibilities include coordinating and implementing policy for the U.S.
Government to globally counter the Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham (ISIS) and to prioritize
resources towards interdependencies between U.S. counterterrorism objectives and great
power competition. Ben previously served as the Director of Future Operations and Sensitive
Activities for a counterterrorism unit at Fort Bragg, NC. Ben’s 21 years in the U.S. Army include
17 years in Special Forces with command and staff positions in 3d Special Forces Group and
previously with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantry officer. He has deployed on five
combat operations to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and conducted operational missions in
Central Asia. Ben has a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and International/Strategic
History from the U.S. Military Academy and a Masters of Science in Defense Analysis, with a
concentration in Counterterrorism, from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Meet With College Admissions Experts

Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University
Dejah Greene

Admissions Officer at Howard University

Dejah Greene is an Admissions Officer at Howard University who has a passion for assisting students and families in the admissions process.

Dejah is an experienced admissions officer and administrative assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and federal government. Strong in the arts and social sciences with a Master's degree focused in Forensic Psychology from Walden University.

At Howard, Dejah primarily reviews prospective student applications for first preliminary recommendation for admission and works to make decisions based on a holistic view.

Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Regis College
Zak Harris

Former Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Regis College

am the former Director of Admission at Regis College in Weston, MA. I have also worked in the admission offices at Bowdoin College, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University.

My passion for students has always fueled my work with students and their families. The college process is a journey and I enjoy providing guidance and insight for those who are going through it.

Outside of my work in higher education, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé and my family, running, and watching sports.

Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University
Michelle Stinson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University

Michelle Stinson graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in 2013, double majoring in English and Government. Following graduation, she began working in Admissions at her alma mater.

In 2016, she worked in College and Career Readiness as a Dual Enrollment and Persistence Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, GA.

As of January 2020, Michelle is currently an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at American University, and works with students in DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.
Annie Vinik

Educational Consultant at Vinik Educational Placement Services, Inc.

Annie Vinik joined Vinik EPS in 2014 after a thirteen-year career on college campuses. In her years as an academic advisor, Annie helped hundreds of students successfully transition to college life and now uses her experience and nuanced understanding of university culture to guide her clients through the college admissions process. In addition to her work with high school students, Annie also helps college students with graduate school admissions.

Annie holds a bachelors degree from Duke University and a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before joining Vinik EPS, she was an Associate Director of Academic Advising at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where she helped students map out their academic plans, from orientation through graduation and beyond. Her work also focused on undergraduate research and study abroad.

Prior to GW, Annie taught English in France, worked at the Duke University Law School, and oversaw the study abroad program at the Olin College of Engineering. As an undergraduate, Annie spent a year studying abroad in Paris. She also volunteered in the Duke Office of Undergraduate Admissions and later served as an alumni interviewer for the university. A graduate of Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, she was a member of the school's Alumni Board for almost ten years, including two as president.×

Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University
Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University

Dan is an Assistant Director of Admissions at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he's overseen the Visit & Events team since 2017. Responsible for the on-campus and virtual engagement experience of over 70,000 visitors each year, he also manages a recruitment and application evaluation territory that covers Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.

An active member of both NACAC and its PCACAC regional affiliate, Dan began his career as an Admissions Counselor at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. He then worked as a Senior Admission Counselor at the Catholic University of America, also in D.C., before coming to GW. He earned his Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration & Policy from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

National Security & Intelligence Summit

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National Security & Intelligence Summit

July 11th - July 17th

Georgetown University, Washington DC


Enroll Now To Receive A $500 Scholarship

22 Scholarships Remain

All-Inclusive Tuition Cost-$3400

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This Summer

Program Tuition & Assistance

Advanced Medical & Public

Health Summit Testimonial

Having the opportunity to diagnose and recommend treatment to patients in other countries has made me fall in love with the field of medicine even more.


LI has contributed to my future in medicine and in the largest way possible; exposure to the field itself!"

Student Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Now Interning For Leadership Initiatives and Working Directly With Surgeons On Our Medical Tier 2 Program.


Summer Program:

Shane A.

International Leadership &

Business Internship Summit



During my business internship, I researched and taught new welding techniques to my business partner Raibu. Working with Leadership Initiatives, I get to change lives and that is what now drives me every day.

I have never stepped foot in Bauchi, Nigeria, but it is my goal to change lives there for generations to come."

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Creating new welding logos for his business partner Raibu.


Summer Program:

Korben L.

Advanced Law & Trial


Internship Summit


I truly believe Leadership Initiatives brought me a step closer to my goal of becoming a lawyer. It is mind-boggling that I meet with a member of Congress to advocate for my client. This experience gave me a chance to demonstrate my intellect and potential to those who have the power to change my life.

There are no words to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to complete such an amazing program."

Student Name:

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

Preparing To Attend Tier 2 Of The Advanced Law & Trial Summit.


Summer Program:

Melissa F.



My daughter Lucy's transformation is an amazing one to us. She has always been a good student but there is now a sense of direction and focus, a personal invigoration, as well as a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction that shines through her, which we believe stems from her believing in herself more and having a more clear path that she has created for herself.


We couldn’t have asked for more. "

Parent Name:

Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit

Lucy diagnosing her patient Hauwa Abubakar with Typhoid using Oculus Rift


Summer Program:

Lily W.

Student Mentorship


Leadership Initiatives opens doors for all those involved. For example, when I was accepted into Georgetown University, Leadership Initiatives lined up calls for me to speak with a professor about scholarship opportunities and a neurosurgeon to learn about the medical school."


Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Attending The University of Notre Dame on a full-ride academic & leadership scholarship.


Summer Program:

Anna K.



I took the SAT twice my junior year on exams I scored exactly the same, 1100. I was devastated because this score was not high enough for me to run track at the collegiate level.


I started on Testrocker days later and kept up with it almost every day until my next scheduled SAT in October of my senior year and received a score of 1310.

I increased my score by 210 points in a matter of months as a result of TestRocker's online testing, practice quizzes, and video tutorials!"

Student Name:

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Running Track As A Freshman At Saint Joseph’s University


Summer Program:

Ashley M.

Georgetown University

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is recognized worldwide for excellence in international relations, politics, medicine, and law. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 20 universities. Famous alumni include US President Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, and the Crown Prince of Spain. Ideally situated in Washington, D.C., Georgetown is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

Leadership Initiatives has partnered with Georgetown for over a decade and have been recognized multiple times with the Outstanding Community Partner Award. We’ve created six first-of-their-kind programs for students who come from all 50 states and nations from across the globe. This summer, expand your horizons at one of the top universities in the world in the nation's capital.

Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs are granted exclusive access to experts, facilities, technology and educational opportunities from our partners. In addition our programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing our programs to offer additional benefits that no other summer program in the world can offer.

Please click on the sections above to learn about our programs, our specialized student housing, meal plans, student travel, and more. Click below to learn about our academic benefits.

Exclusive Tours Of The State Department, National Institute Of Health, Supreme Court And More

In addition to unparalleled access to mentors, experts, and direct action, students will select from a list of available locations on Choose Your Own Adventure sessions!

Officials will provide private tours of select DC sites including the World Bank, National Institute of Health and Congressional Offices. These exclusive tours allow a small group of students an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and make personal connections with top-tier institutions.

Embassy of the People’s Republic of China,

Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Britain, Embassy of Egypt & Embassy of Italy.

2020 International Leadership and Business Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Supreme Court, United States Congress,

Metropolitan Police Department, The Public Defender Service, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and Washington D.C. Department of Corrections.

2020 Advanced Law & Trial Internship Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

National Institute of Health,

Howard University Simulation Training & Education Lab, Georgetown University School Of Medicine, Red Cross and The National Museum of Health and Medicine.

2020 Advanced Medical & Public Health Summit Exclusive Tours Include:

Student Housing

Our Georgetown University dormitories are Copley and LXR Halls. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in the residence halls.

Whether you’re working on a group project or Sumo Wrestling on the quad, it’s great to live with your friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.

Our students will live in a two-person room and may select their own roommate upon enrolling in the program.

Leadership Initiatives will provide luxury bedding, towels and pillows.


Every air-conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, closet & Wi-Fi.

Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Leadership Initiatives office are all in the residence hall.

We are only a short walk from our academic buildings, Georgetown Cupcake and Georgetown's Olympic Gym.

Student Meal Plans

Leadership Initiatives is proud to have an all-inclusive meal plan. Students will never spend additional money on meals while at the conference. All participants have three meals per day, access to snacks and drinks at all times in the dorm rooms and several dessert surprises throughout the week.

We are the only summer program in the world where students are able to order food directly through our app which is delivered to students after classes to ensure they can focus solely on transforming lives at the conference.

We guarantee that you will have something to eat of your choosing, regardless of food allergies, veganism, vegetarianism, or any other health concern or dietary restriction.

Every morning, we create a continental breakfast buffet. Every student can use our waffle makers, select from ten types of cereal, sausages, tea, coffee, several juices, fruit, and three types of breakfast sandwiches every morning of the summit.

Students will have the opportunity to choose from 4 different restaurants for each meal every day that they are at the summit. Below are all the locations you will have an opportunity to eat at including the Famous Supreme Court Dining Hall.

Continental Breakfast

Lunches and Dinners From Local Restaurants

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Student Safety

Student Health

Students Are Always With A Staff Member

If A Student Becomes Sick Or Injured

Students With Medical Conditions

Students will live in Copley and LXR Halls. Students and staff will live together in the residence halls to ensure students have all educational, health and safety needs attended to day and night.

All Georgetown University dormitories have special keycard access requirements and security at the front entrance ensuring non-students cannot entire the dormitory and students cannot leave without permission.

Leadership Initiatives Staff and Offices are on call/open twenty-four hours a day during the conference. We are always ready to answer student or parent questions and provide assistance any time it is needed.

Resident Counselors make medical appointments in coordination with parents, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Appointments are made with University Health Services or the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Leadership Initiatives has trained staff to allow students with almost any medical condition attend our conferences. Please email our main offices and we will create a plan together to ensure the student has the time of his or her life.

Student Arrivals And Departures

Students Arriving And Departing By Plane

Students Arriving By Car

Arrival Dates Outside Of The Program

Leadership Initiatives can provide transportation to and from the program for an additional $70. This includes pickup and drop-off at any of the major Washington D.C. airports (National, Dulles, BWI) and Penn Station if a student is arriving by train.

Leadership Initiatives staff members will pick up and drop students at the security gate. Leadership Initiatives will send a picture of the staff member picking up the student 24hrs before their flight's departure.

Upon arrival, the Leadership Initiatives staff member picking up the student will send a picture of the student to the parent or guardian.

When departing, the Leadership Initiatives staff member taking the student to the airport will walk the student to the security gate and will stay at the airport until the student's flight has taken off.

If you are arriving by car please use this address: 3700 P Street NW, Washington DC 20007. Your luggage will be off-loaded at a small drop off area and carted to your residence hall upon arrival.

Students who are traveling extensive distances may arrive one to three days early but will be subject to early arrival fees by Georgetown University of $200 per additional night of stay. All other students must adhere to check-in times.

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Academic, College Application

& Career Benefits

All students attending Leadership Initiatives Summer Programs are entitled to ten benefits that no other organization around the world offers to their participants. Each benefit is specifically designed to assist the participating student with entrance into college or gain experience/knowledge in a career they wish to one day pursue.

In 2019 our graduating seniors:

Received over $1.58 million dollars in scholarships for college.

Had over 450 essays edited for college applications.

85% of our graduating seniors requested and received letters of recommendation.

On average increased their ACT scores by 4 points and SAT scores by 240 points.

Click on the links to your left and to the right below to learn more.

Our Top 10 Academic, College Selection And College Application Benefits

1. College Admissions Counseling

2. College Probability Modeling

3. SAT/ACT Training Courses

4. College Essay Review Service

5. Letters Of Recommendation

College Application Benefits

Click On The Benefits Below

To Learn More

Summer program students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a college admissions expert. They will help walk students through the ins-and-outs of college applications, essay writing, and scholarships.

Students can speak directly with former admissions officers from schools such as Yale, Brown & UCLA. These individuals have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the field of college admissions.

Students are recommended to have their most pressing questions about the college application process ready so they can have them answered by someone who knows the application system inside and out.

Past students have used this time to hone in on their essay topics, decide on how many colleges to apply to, and create application time lines.

One-On-One College Admissions Counseling

Leadership Initiatives and our partners at Parchment, TestRocker and University Initiatives have designed a system that will calculate the probability of acceptance into the student’s top university choices based on the students GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities, career goals, financial need and more.

The Leadership Initiatives college admissions team will then help all participants narrow their college interest list and create a college application plan.

Because our college admissions team work with a broad range of higher education institutions, their advice, and beneficial knowledge will allow students to further understand the college admissions process.

College Probability Calculator

College Probability Calculator

Community Service

Extra-Curricular Activities

Financial Assistance Needs

SAT/ACT Test Scores

Grade Point Average

The college admissions team will then identify the most important areas students can focus on to increase their probability of gaining acceptance into their top college choices.

College Probability Modeling

Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post, TestRocker is the premier online SAT/ACT training resource for high school students across the United States. All summer program participants will receive one year of free online SAT/ACT training from TestRocker valued at over $1200.

Students have increased their SAT & ACT scores by an average of 280 points and 4 points, respectively.

TestRocker utilizes personalized learning that incorporates technology & quality content to enable students to drastically increase their ability to take college standardized tests. TestRocker combines highly-effective private tutors with the best technology on the market to increase student scores.

TestRocker comes with customized lessons, full-length tests, and 24/7 customer service.

Handpicked by parents and industry experts for BEST-IN-CLASS AWARDS

We will email the students’ parents a bi-weekly report so that parents can keep track of their progress.

We take accountability to support our students throughout their test-prep journey.

Exclusive SAT/ACT Training From TestRocker

All summer participants are able to submit up to five college application essays for review by our partners at University Initiatives. University Initiatives employs college writing professors and admissions experts to help students craft the best essay possible for their college applications.

This offer is exclusive, and not available with any other institution or program!

Each student essay will be edited to ensure it makes an excellent impression at every stage of the competitive application process. The editors will improve the style, clarity, sentence structure and coherence of your application so that your achievements are noticed.

To ensure language errors do not keep students from achieving their ambitions, every section of your university application will be carefully proofread to eliminate any mistakes in grammar, punctuation, spelling and more.

Editors bring their experience in many different backgrounds, including Science and Technology, Commerce, Management, and the Humanities.

College Essay Review Service

Students who participate in any of Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs will have the opportunity to have two letters of recommendation written for them from any Leadership Initiatives staff member, including the Executive Director Marshall Bailly.

Students that participated in the International Leadership and Business Summit can ask for letters of recommendation from their business partner or translator. Students of the Advanced Law and Trial Summit can request letters from the programs directors or lawyers they are interning with for letters of recommendation.

Students of the Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit can ask the patients they diagnose or the doctors they work with for letters of recommendation. Students receive glowing and personal letters of recommendation from individuals whose lives they impacted and professionals they have partnered with.

These unique and complimentary letters are one of the most highly regarded benefits that Leadership Initiatives has. Below are letters of recommendation from past students showcasing how the program transformed their lives:

Matthew Matusiewicz - Full Ride to UC Berkeley School of Engineering

Matthew Chang - Over $30,000 in Financial Assistance to Attend Harvard University

Ricky Toh - Outside Merit Based Full Ride to Stanford University

Meredith Karle - Full Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Letters Of Recommendation

Students will receive customized web pages based on which program they attend.

web pages include a portfolio that outlines the real court case each student

worked on, showcasing their actual internship with Goodwin Weber PLLC and their work advocating for clients on Capitol Hill.

Law Program

web pages showcase the student's internship with a business in the

developing world and their solution development presentation to members of the United Nations, Harvard's University Admissions Panel, and the US Pentagon.

Business Program

web pages include a full video of each student diagnosing a real patient

in the developing world using VR technology, the CPR, AED, and First Aid certification awarded by the Red Cross of America, and each student's work at the Howard University Medical Simulation Center.

Medical Program

A link to the website will be included in each student's personal letter of recommendation, allowing colleges to discover firsthand the once-in-a-lifetime experience each student has had alongside Leadership Initiatives.

Below are student websites from our 2019 summer programs.

Advanced Law & Trial Summit

International Leadership & Business Internship Summit

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Program

Advanced Medical and Public Health Summit

Student Career Websites

6. Student Career Websites

7. Elite College Admissions Panels

8. Career Mentorship Program

9. Scholarship Application Assistance

10. College Student Mentorship Program

College Selection Benefits

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Leadership Initiatives has partnered with top universities around the country to form a panel of college admissions officers to provide students with a firsthand account on how universities select their incoming students.

Students attend an exclusive Question and Answer Session with College Admissions Officers from Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, and American University. These experts will discuss the basics of filling out your application, content for inclusion and exclusion, what activities stand out the most in student applications, and techniques to write a memorable application essay.

Participants in each program attend a specific graduate-level admissions panel to plan ahead to Law School, Medical School, and Business School.

No other program in the country offers pre-professional school advice directly from admissions officers, allowing students to plan ahead to their future careers and shape their path to success.

Elite College Admissions Panels

Leadership Initiatives partners summer program students with a US-based mentor of their choice from the Leadership Initiatives community of supporters.

Potential mentorship partners include executives at some of the Country’s most successful businesses, top legal experts in Washington, D.C., Harvard Staff and Faculty, former State Department officials, Georgetown University Professors, NASA scientists, Federal Law Enforcement Officers, and more.

Over the course of 18 months, these mentors work with students to help navigate the way to their future colleges and careers.

Students receive the perceptive, wisdom, and life advice from these highly successful mentors to aid in their transition to college and their career beyond.

Career Mentorship Program

Leadership Initiatives has worked with high school seniors and current undergraduates to apply for scholarships for over two decades. Seniors who utilize our scholarship assistance program to apply for 12 scholarships, that we approve and professionally edit have a 32.17% chance of receiving a scholarship of at least $500 up to $62,000.

In 2019, Leadership Initiatives scholarship assistance program helped students to receive over $4.8 million dollars in financial aid for all four years of college.

Program participants received Merit Based Full Scholarships For:

Notre Dame

UNC Chapel Hill

UC Berkley


Kansas State

The University of Chicago (through a Questbridge Scholarship)

Program participants received additional scholarships for: 

Stanford, Columbia, University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Michigan, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, American University, and many more!

Scholarship Application Assistance

Current college students know first hand the best and worst qualities of their respective university, as well as the time-consuming and often stressful application process. Leadership Initiatives pairs summer program students with current college students from the school of their choice to get the most personal and authentic image of their dream school.

Students will have one-on-one calls with their college mentor to answer any questions, discuss the qualities of the college, and receive advice on the application process. LI has past students and current interns at the nations top colleges, as well as access to students at nearly every US college. These calls act as an exceptional resource during the college-decision period of every student’s life.

Summer program students also have the opportunity to network with past participants, who attend the nation's foremost universities, received internships at the UN, with US congressional officials, and many leading businesses nationwide.

These leaders will share the steps they took to achieve these goals and offer advice for your own personal journey into the university and career of your choosing.

College Student Mentorship Program

Partners and Sponsors

Global Giving
Great Nonprofits
International Youth Foundation
Future First Foundation
Microsoft Youthspark Grant Recipient
Starbucks Foundation