Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp
Join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage for the inaugural Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp! This innovative and engaging youth leadership camp develops individual confidence, civic literacy and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and great leaders. Students will have the chance to meet and learn from area business and civic leaders as they demonstrate leadership skills in real-world settings.
Applications for 2021 can be found here. We look forward to working alongside middle and high school students to create a truly life-changing camp experience.
Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp will be hosted on June 21-25, 2021 at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
Future Presidents of America is an innovative and engaging youth leadership camp with a mission of developing individual confidence, civic literacy and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and great leaders. The program is designed for 12-16 year old students specifically in order to:
- Expand knowledge on what being a good citizen entails and identify opportunities for current and future civic engagement.
- Explore various leadership qualities and learn how to apply them to real-world tasks.
- Gain and build confidence in personal skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and personal expression.
- Investigate how citizenship has evolved over the years through the lens of the Presidency.
Students will have the chance to meet and learn from area business and civic leaders as they demonstrate leadership skills in real-world settings.
Speakers for the youth leadership camp include Sergio Martinez-Beltran with Nashville Public Radio, Dr. Agenia Clark with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Emily J. Reynolds with the Tennessee Board of Regents & Andrew Jackson Foundation and , Vice President & General Manager, Regal-Beloit America, Inc. and Descendant of Rutherford. B. Hayes.
In addition to special speakers and leadership development activities, highlights of the week include a Business Etiquette Luncheon and a Presidential Mentors Honor Reception. The luncheon will help students develop table and networking skills alongside our professional staff. On Thursday, June 24, students will have the opportunity to honor those people who have most influenced their leadership abilities at the Presidential Mentors Honor Reception. Parents and adult mentors are invited to attend the Reception with their Student.
Future Presidents of America was conceived and designed by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is their first national partner on this project.
How to Apply: Applications can be found here. The deadline to receive applications is April 30, 2021. Please return the completed application to Erin Adams, Director of Education, at [email protected]. After reviewing applications, students will be invited to interview with the program staff.
Additional info: The cost for Future Presidents of America Youth Leadership Camp is $250 per student. All educational materials are provided, but lunch is not. We will have a place for students to store lunches and personal items.
To ensure safety of all students, speakers, participants and staff members, strict COVID compliance measures will be in place, including:
- Required wearing of masks
- Provision of hand sanitizer
- Propping open of doors and windows
- Regular disinfecting of all highly touched surfaces
- Temperature checks for all participants