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Leadership on the Lawn

Leadership on the Lawn is a week-long summer program for high school student leaders (rising juniors and seniors) that takes place at the University of Virginia. Strengthen your leadership skills while living the UVa student experience—live in air-conditioned dorms, eat in dining halls, meet new friends, and become a better leader with help from UVa faculty and students.

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Listen to past participants describe their experience with the
Leadership on the Lawn program.

Self-Discovery and Team Building
Discover your strengths on the ropes course

Ethics, Decision Making, Diversity
Use case studies to learn the value of diverse viewpoints

Community Service
Make a positive impact on Charlottesville's community while learning the value of service

Communication and Action Plans
Work on your communication skills and develop a plan to meet your goals

Leadership and the Admissions Process
Learn how to promote yourself and your leadership skills


The Leadership on the Lawn program will not take place in 2017. Please check back for more details in 2018.