About the Program

Earn college credit, grow as a leader, and improve your community this summer. At the High School Leadership Institute (HSLI) students between their junior and senior year of high school attend a week-long residential institute to study and practice leadership skills and service as a form of community and civic engagement. In a week of hands-on learning, students work under the direction of faculty and staff from Wartburg College’s Institute for Leadership Education.” Choose from two locations: Wartburg College’s main campus in Waverly, Iowa, or Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado.

The institute includes training in team-building , involves self-discovery, and incorporates service-learning opportunities, which together results in leadership development. Additionally, each participant during their senior year of high school will implement a service project within their community.

Wartburg Campus (Waverly, Iowa): June 25-July 1, 2017   |   Wartburg West (Denver, Colo.): July 31-Aug. 5, 2017

Participate in team-building activities and hands-on service projects designed to expand and challenge leadership and service skills.

Impact the local community by engaging in service learning opportunities.

Work with a trained college student mentor.

Develop a community service project and implement it in their home communities during their senior year of high school.

Create a portfolio and submit it for review to the Institute for Leadership Education.

Earn service hours toward graduation if applicable.

Earn college credit: 3.5 semester hours of transferable college credit for “Elements of Leadership” course and participants who attend Wartburg are eligible for a scholarship worth $1000 per year for up to four years. Attendance at the full week institute is required.

Questions about the HSLI on Wartburg Campus should be directed to Ashley Lang at 319-352-8486 or hsli@wartburg.edu.

Questions about the HSLI at Wartburg West in Denver should be directed to Brian McQueen or Anne Duncan at hsliwest@wartburg.edu.