Leadership program for high school students

Service in Schools Leadership Institute (SIS) | NYC Department of Education (DOE)

Enrichment Teen

Students in grades 10-12 interested in becoming leaders while also serving the community can apply for the Service in Schools Leadership Institute!

  • The program is an in-person five day institute during spring break Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26, 2024, and an in-person after-school session in early May.
  • During the program, students work in small groups to learn about local issues. The program culminates in the planning and implementation of a day-long Youth Service Summit for elementary school students in late May 2024.
  • Participants will earn valuable service hours for their efforts.

Who is eligible

All grade 10 to 12 students enrolled in NYC public schools are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Complete the online application due by Monday, March 4 at 11:59pm.

Program participants will be selected based on their responses to application questions and stated commitment to the program.

For students selected as finalists for the Leadership Institute, the Service in Schools team will reach out to the teacher named by the student in the application for a recommendation.

How to get help

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Updated February 12, 2024