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Summer Leadership Program for African American Males

| Sunday, December 21, 2008


The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is currently accepting applications for its summer leadership program in Washington , DC . The Institute provides America ' s best and brightest
African American male college students with unparalleled networking opportunities, leadership development, and life-long mentorship.

Through the focused and intimate structure of our program, the Institute equips these young men with the tools required for successful careers in business, education, journalism, law, government, the sciences, public policy, ministry, medicine, public service, and the arts.

Program Highlights

* Meet with influential leaders such as General Colin Powell, Congressman John Lewis,
Justice Clarence Thomas, and Dr. Sheila C. Johnson;
* Take rigorous academic courses on constitutional and economic principles;
* Participate in roundtable discussions, including seminars on career development;
* Work at high-level internships around Washington , DC ;
* Enjoy a host of social activities that help participants to build strong bonds with each other.
For more information about our program, please read the details below and visit our website aT

Program Details

The 2009 program will run from Saturday, June 6 to Saturday, August 1.

* Students must commit to two summers.
* Tuition and housing are paid for by the Institute.
* Students will be placed at paid internships based on their career interest (a stipend of
$3000 will be provided for those placed at unpaid internships) .

You should be a sophomore to apply. Although the Institute does not have a GPA requirement, the average GPA for participants is a 3.65. An applicant ' s GPA is not the only criterion that is considered during the admissions process. Other achievements such as campus involvement, honors and awards earned, athletics, and volunteer work are looked upon favorably.
The application can be found on the web at
Summer Leadership Program for African American Males

The deadlines for admission into the 2009-2010 class are"

Early Decision-November 7, 2008
Regular Decision-January 15, 2009

Inquiries should be directed to or (202) 659-2831. Those considering applying are highly encouraged to review the website in detail and contact our office with any questions before submitting an application.

John T. Saunders III
Chief Program Officer
Institute for Responsible Citizenship
1227 25th Street, NW Sixth Floor
Washington , DC 20037
Phone: (202) 659-2831
Fax: (202) 659-0582