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High Mountain Institute offers leadership program

LEADVILLE – The High Mountain Institute is introducing a new summer program for high school students who want to develop their leadership skills. The program, called The Leading Edge, is an experiential two-week leadership and wilderness adventure program that focuses on leadership development specifically for young adults. The program will take place this summer from June 26 to July 10 at the High Mountain Institute campus in Leadville.

The Leading Edge combines cutting-edge leadership development practices from the high school and corporate education worlds. Adjunct faculty member and leadership development specialist John McGuire, also of the Center for Creative Leadership, has assisted in the program design and will be working directly with the students.

Using wilderness and classroom environments, the program will provide each student with a foundation for building leadership skills and a summer adventure in the Colorado mountains.



The Leading Edge educational adventure includes living and traveling in the backcountry among Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks; a three-day intensive with adjunct faculty member John McGuire; many opportunities for growth and self-reflection, including an overnight solo; and the development of an individualized leadership development program through ongoing assessment and evaluation.

Student government leaders, athletic team captains, leaders of student groups and students with an interest in working hard to develop their leadership skills are encouraged to apply.



Students must have completed their junior or senior year of high school to be considered for The Leading Edge. Applications are due April 1, and financial aid is available. To apply, call (719) 486-8200, ext. 107, or visit the High Mountain Institute Web site at http://www.hminet.org.

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About the High Mountain Institute

The High Mountain Institute (HMI) is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to nurturing personal and community growth through interaction with the natural world.

The defining program of HMI is the Rocky Mountain Semester, a semester-long academic and wilderness program for high school juniors now in its fifth year. In addition, HMI offers a variety of short-term educational and leadership programs. HMI is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE).


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