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June 3 - 7, 2024

This week-long (35-hour) academy for high school students explores the importance of getting engaged in political, economic, and social conversations and empowers them to become agents of change in their local communities. Students will shadow city leaders, identify problems affecting their communities and consider solutions, practice public speaking, and participate in a mock council meeting – among other immersive experiences. The course will set in motion the formation of civic engagement habits to equip young people with the necessary skills for participation in community leadership, neighborhood empowerment, the legislative process, public engagement, and their responsibility to their community. 

June 3 - 7, 2024

Atlanta, Georgia

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors in Atlanta Public Schools

$450 Stipend for Completion and 30 Hours of Community Service


Rising high school juniors and seniors in Atlanta Public Schools are eligible to apply. Applicants must commit to attending ALL five days (late arrivals and early leave-outs count as absences, and students must participate for the entire duration). They will also be expected to participate in a 15-minute virtual interview. 


Twenty-five students will be selected for enrollment in this five-day Civic Responsibility for Young Leaders course. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the course is filled. --> Submit your application today.


If you have questions, email the NPU registrar at

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