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Program Information

Middle School Students 6th-8th Grade

Online

Seven Days - 12:00 to 5:00 pm EST

July 11th - July 17th, 2021

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$1,450 USD

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JumpStart Program

Engage in your future career interests


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The Program

Students who participate in this dynamic virtual program will be fully engaged with our curriculum, inspiring independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, and self-confidence. The JumpStart Program for middle school students has just the right balance of academic rigor and excitement. Students have the chance to find their passion early in life utilizing the help of LI mentors to guide them throughout their week-long exploration.

After receiving a thorough introduction to each career path, students will work as teams and with select mentors in their chosen area of interest. In these groups, they will design a public health poster, an awareness campaign, a business logo, or advocate for an issue with congress staff members.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will challenge themselves by presenting in front of a panel of experts, showing off their hard work and the results of their exploration. The feedback and advice students receive during this exercise will boost their confidence and help them find their true passion.


Students will explore the field of medicine with doctors and public health officials while our hands-on curriculum leads students in how to suture and casting techniques.

Students will work with current and former experts from a variety of national security agencies, including the Pentagon. Our interactive approach allows students to immerse themselves in the challenging complexities of national security and intelligence.

Students will work with legal experts from Georgetown University to explore the U.S. legal system and trial law. Our curriculum helps students hone their analytical and logical reasoning abilities as well as practice their communication skills.

Students will be able to meet with business owners and get firsthand accounts of the challenges their businesses are facing. They will also receive a crash course in advertising and graphic design to understand what role they play in helping a business grow.

Public Health

National Security

Law & Advocacy

Leadership & Business

Program Highlights



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Explore prospective careers — before you attend high school.


CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH DAY:

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Wednesday

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Friday

Saturday

Jumpstart your career experience.

Monday: Medicine & Public Health

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Explore the field of medicine with doctors and public health professionals. Students will learn how to triage and take a patient's history. During our hands‐on workshops, students will have the opportunity to learn how to suture and will be trained in casting techniques.

Tuesday: National Security

Students will work with current and former experts from the Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and Secret Service, to understand security threats facing our nation. Our interactive approach to learning gives students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the challenging complexities of the intelligence and national security community.

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Wednesday: Law & Advocacy

Students will have an introduction to law and public speaking. Students will explore the U.S. legal system and trial law. While working with Georgetown legal experts, students will get to hone their analytical and logical reasoning abilities as well as practice their oral and written communication skills.

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Thursday: Business & Development

Students will be immersed in the challenging complexities of the business world. Students will meet with business owners to understand what challenges their business is facing. Students will receive a crash course in advertising and graphic design to understand what role they play in helping a business grow.

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Friday: Select a Focus

On Friday students will work with teams and select mentors on the area their most interested in. Students will select one career to focus on and design a public health poster, an awareness campaign, business logo, or advocate for an issue with congress staff members. Students will spend the day preparing material that will be used to jumpstart their careers.

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Saturday: Present In Front of Experts

Students will challenge themself to move beyond their comfort zone and develop their leadership potential. In front of a panel of experts, students will show off their hard work and exploration. The feedback and advice students receive will boost their confidence and help them find their true passion.

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Program tuition covers the cost of room and board, ground transportation during the program, a 5:1 student to faculty and staff ratio, all curriculum, and materials.

Education assistance covered by tuition includes one-on-one college admissions counseling sessions, lecture fees, mentor sessions with experts, workshops, and all academic benefits, including SAT/ACT training through TestRocker and college essay editing.

Scholarships, payment plans, and fundraising assistance are available.

All-Inclusive Tuition

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No-Interest Payment Plans

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Leadership Initiatives offers a variety of flexible options to pay for program tuition.

Zero-interest payment plans are available in three, six, nine, and twelve-month payment options.

Participants can opt to pay the entirety of their remaining tuition balance off at any point during the payment period.

Reserve a place today with a $100 refundable deposit here.

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Fundraising Assistance

Leadership Initiatives is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone who shows drive, determination, and grit towards their future goals. We have created a fundraising department to help students participate in one of our summer internships.

If you choose the fundraising option, you will meet one-on-one with a fundraising coach who will assist in creating a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Fundraising also allows participants to go on an 18-month payment plan with a deposit. Designed for students in financial need this fundraising option allows students to hold several fundraisers to pay for their tuition. 

Click here to view the 2021 Fundraising Guide.

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Scholarships

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all Leadership Initiatives programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing us to offer programs with academic benefits at a lower cost than for-profit institutions.

To apply for a scholarship click here to fill out the program interest form and indicate you are interested in a scholarship.

Please note scholarships do not stack (this means you can only use one scholarship per program).


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Our office in Washington, DC is open seven days a week - give us a call! A phone conversation allows us to answer your specific questions and provide you with contact information for previous intership participants and their families so that you can get a first-hand perspective.

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