Student Leadership Academy

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When: July 25th-28th, 2016
Where: Villanova University, Villanova PA

Applications are now closed for the 2016 Student Leadership Academy. Thanks to all the applicants! 
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Leadership Academy



The 2016 ALSF Student Leadership Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors and will begin on Monday, July 25th and will last through Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at Villanova University. The program, lodging and meals are provided free of charge to accepted students (students must arrange their own transportation to Philadelphia).

Last year, the annual Student Leadership Academy hosted 57 young men and women selected from among the national application pool, representing 14 states. Students learned skills to become effective advocates and leaders, and to bring Alex's story and the mission of ALSF back to their home communities. 

One of the most popular events during the week was the lemonade stand competition where the 2015 cohort and returning alumni operated competing stands for the day to raise money for ALSF. The stands raised $9,520.


According to one participant,“The ALSF Student Leadership Academy taught us that we have the ability to impact the community and really, the lives of millions. We will take the lessons Alex taught and her mission home with us to our communities for a better world.”

If you have any questions, please contact Gayla Carr at [email protected].