Summer Institute on Leadership & Public Service

Leadership Through Service

The Summer Institute on Leadership and Public Service is committed to teaching high school students that, through public service and civic responsibility, they can forge relationships and discover avenues to initiate change within their communities.

The two-week program includes a diverse group of students from the Richmond metropolitan area who gain exposure to a variety of issues currently facing their community and experience ethical leadership through service.

Through classroom and hands-on settings, including a leadership curriculum, internships and problem-solving exercises, students will focus on a specific theme especially relevant to the greater Richmond community, such as social justice. The Institute will partner with various nonprofit, for-profit, and government organizations in the Richmond metropolitan area.

The Summer Institute on Leadership and Public Service takes place on the campus of St. Christopher's School during a week in June. Each student who successfully completes the program will receive a stipend.

How to Apply

List of 5 items.

  • Interest Forms for the program are available to rising high-school Seniors (entering Senior year in the fall) in April.

  • Completed Interest Forms are due later in April.

  • Information is sent and an Open House is held in the spring.

  • Interviews are conducted during the required Open House in early May.

  • Students are notified of acceptance by late May.

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Christine Wilson

    Christie Wilson 

    Middle School Director of Student Life, Summer New Middle School Family Coordinator, Teacher of Mathematics, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x2626
  • Photo of Jennifer O'Ferrall

    Jen O'Ferrall 

    Lower School Director of Student Life and Reading Specialist/Academic Support
    (804) 282-3185 x2654
  • Photo of Jonathan Piper

    Jon Piper 

    Middle School Teacher of History, Honor Council Advisor, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x3616
  • Photo of Kyle Burnette

    Kyle Burnette 

    Middle School Teacher of Science, Honor Council Advisor, and Coach
    (804) 282-3185 x3610