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The Service in Schools Leadership Institute is an opportunity for NYC public and charter school students in grades 10-12 who are interested in making a difference in their community. As part of this program, students will build their leadership skills by attending a five-day in-person institute from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14 during spring break and in two after-school virtual sessions on Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 25. During these sessions, students will work in small groups to learn about animal welfare, the environment, disability rights, and homelessness, and then develop a live virtual lesson that they teach to students in grades 3-5 as part of the Youth Service Summit in late spring 2023. Students interested in participating in the Leadership Institute should click the Apply Now button below to begin the application. The Parent/Guardian Declarations and Release sections MUST be completed by a parent/guardian, while all other questions MUST be completed by the applying student. Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 6, 2023. Program Details

  • Participating students MUST attend all five-days of the in-person Institute during spring break, from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm in Midtown Manhattan, the virtual after-school sessions on Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 25 from 4:00-5:30pm, and the virtual lessons they are assigned to teach as part of the Youth Service Summit in late spring 2023 (exact dates and times to be determined).

  • The five-day in-person Institute will be held in midtown Manhattan. Lunch and a daily MetroCard will be provided.

  • Students will be selected to participate in the Leadership Institute based on the quality of their responses to the application questions.

  • Visit the program description and FAQs to learn more.

Tips for Success To be sure that you successfully complete and submit your application, please note the following.

  • Consider drafting your responses to the open-ended questions offline to make sure that you are able to edit and save your responses, and to avoid being timed out of the application.

  • Make sure that you have reviewed and finalized your responses prior to clicking the Finish button.

  • Following submission of your application, check the email address that you provided in your application to be sure that you have received an application submission confirmation email from

We look forward to receiving your application!

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