The 2014 Summer Institute launched on Sunday and our 16 enthusiastic students are already distinguishing themselves. The five-week Institute allows students to focus intensively on our core Ethics and Leadership program, while also enjoying the best summer offerings of our nation’s capital.
The policy document. It is one of SEGL’s most challenging and meaningful assignments. Our entire semester must choose a topic, research and author a 40-page scholarly document, and present and defend detailed recommendations before real-world leaders.
Since SEGL’s founding in 2009, students have advocated for service learning opportunities. But is hard to find compelling service for 24 high school students to do simultaneously, especially alongside so many competing priorities.
The Odyssey. It is an SEGL rite-of-passage: part personal discovery, part hard work, and all opportunity. Week one (which we undertook the week before Spring Break) is a personal solo expedition that is best not explained in detail here.
The capstone policy document. It is one of SEGL’s most daunting assignments, and one of its most rewarding. Each semester our cohort of students chooses a current international challenge and drafts a detailed, well-researched policy document that proposes potential solutions to that challenge.
Attention all prospective students:
We are excited to announce our newly released 2014-2015 application for admission! All current sophomores are eligible to apply for our Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters (each with a Priority Application Deadline of February 15, 2014).
“Stories and Service.” 2012 Golden Mug Award winner Carl Wilkens says they are our most effective tools. Together, he says, they build interpersonal bridges, they conquer differences, they teach empathy, they sway the unconvinced.
What a terrific month it has been! After our speechwriting Master Class with Lissa Muscatine, who would later accept the SEGL Golden Mug Award at our Homecoming Gala, we turned a corner in our Ethics and Leadership class and began looking toward our capstone projects.
Each year our graduates select the guest speaker who has made the biggest difference in their lives. That speaker receives our school’s greatest honor, the SEGL Golden Mug Award, at our Annual Gala in October.