Leadership for America

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Summer Seminar for Entering High School Sophomores & Juniors

June 26 – July 2, 2016

The session takes place at Lincoln Green University Center in Urbana, IL.

Fee: $530.  This fee covers all expenses except transportation to and from the seminar.

Making a Leader

Thomas More, Abraham Lincoln, Aristotle, Michelangelo, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Edison all made a difference in their world. Leadership for America is for high school students who want to make a difference in ours.

Leadership for America is a week-long seminar in which students discuss the important questions that need to be addressed by the future leaders of society as well as the underlying principles of leadership based on the natural law and democratic ideals.


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The 2016 Summer Seminar: Freedom & The Constitution

At the core of some of the most contentious issues discussed in the United States today is the question, “What does it mean to be free?” What does the right to free speech entail? How can one freely exercise religion in a pluralistic society? How does freedom extend into the family, marriage, and privacy? This seminar will help you better understand this central tenet of American society through examining the most important document in American government for protecting freedom, the Constitution.

The seminar will be taught by Professor Dwight Duncan, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law. Professor Duncan has written articles on legal, moral, and religious issues. He has argued several cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court and has written briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Schedule

In addition to the classes, some time each day will be dedicated to reviewing the assigned readings in preparation for class. There will be time in the afternoons for sports and in the evenings for interactive activities including discussions, a talent show, and debates.  The daily schedule will also include Mass and times of prayer.



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Application & Payment Information

Click here to apply for Leadership for America

Entering sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated excellent academic ability may apply.

Priority will be given to applications received by May 1, 2016.  Notification of acceptances will be mailed out beginning May 9, 2016.

A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due at the time of application.  For those accepted, full payment is due by June 13, 2016.

Payments should be made online by clicking on the “Pay for Activity” tab above.



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More information

For more information, contact Justin Reckart at 773.283.1099 or jreckart@sauganashcenter.org.[/wide]