Workshop

Summer Leadership Workshops

Workshop 1: June 20-24, 2017

Workshop 2: July 18-22, 2017

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, the three Workshop programs take place over two sets of dates: one starting in late June for JAM and SLW and the other in July for JAM, SLW and ALW. 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 2 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 2017 costs $300 and includes a nonrefundable $50 deposit. If you are registering multiple delegates and you want to set up a payment plan, please contact registration@launchleadership.org.

We offer full and half scholarships, which are award on a need basis. Scholarship information is available on our scholarship page. The deadline to apply is March 1.

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 workshop@launchleadership.org and she’ll help you with anything you need.

Ready To Go?

You can reserve your spot at Workshop by registering today!


If you can't wait until next summer, check out our Leadership Retreats this fall!