We're glad you found us and that you want to learn more about the best leadership program in the midwest. Here you'll find out what Workshop is all about and how you can get involved. The Summer Leadership Workshop is a five-day, four-night leadership immersion experience for students entering grades 6-12. All day, every day, you’ll discover new ways to become a leader and make a positive impact in your school and community. More importantly, you’ll discover a better you.

Our biggest event is broken into three age-specific Workshops spread out over two dates. Explore the one that’s right for you.​

This year we will be offering two Workshops, with all three of our programs (JAM, SLW, and ALW) at both Workshops. All activities are held at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Our friends at Wayne State give us the run of campus for a week, and we take over. You’ll primarily stay with your specific program (JAM, SLW, or ALW), but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see your friends in the other programs, too. Check-in runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Workshop ends at 1 p.m. on Saturday. 

With an all-volunteer staff, we’re a total nonprofit organization. We’re proud to keep our prices low enough to merely cover the hard costs of Workshop, making us one of the most affordable summer experiences in the region—and in our humble opinion, the best value. If you don’t know anyone at Workshop, you will in about five minutes. We’ll make sure of it.

Registration Cost

  • Workshop 2018 costs $350 and includes a nonrefundable $50 deposit. If you are registering multiple delegates and you want to set up a payment plan, please contact

We offer full and half scholarships, which are award on a need basis. Scholarship information is available on our scholarship page

More Questions?

Check out each of the individual Workshop pages to learn more (linked above). You can also contact our Workshop Director, Kalissa Holdcraft, at and she’ll help you with anything you need.

Ready To Go?

Great! Our 2018 Workshop dates are: June 19 - 23 and July 17 - 21. Registration here!

If you can't wait until next summer, check out our Leadership Retreats during the school year!