Are you a high school junior who wants to change the world?

If you are fascinated by law, public policy, and how government works …

Spend four weeks this summer in the heart of Washington, D.C., meeting Supreme Court justices and members of Congress and dissecting today’s pressing public policy issues. Alongside about 45 peers from around the country and the globe, you will be challenged to learn about the exciting world of public service, improve your public-speaking and critical-thinking skills, and begin to explore potential college and career paths.

Doesn’t this sound like the greatest summer ever?

Who will you meet at SPS?

People who are passionate about public service. You will be surrounded by a group of like-minded peers from around the country and the world who bring many different perspectives to the program. This talented cohort will hear from a wide range of speakers who have made their careers in public service, from Senators and Supreme Court justices to ambassadors, military personnel, investigative journalists, and leaders of innovative nonprofit organizations. READ MORE
“To think that I had the opportunity to engage with some of the most established and prominent people in politics as a rising high school senior is crazy.”

What will you do at SPS?

SPS combines classroom experiences (including case studies, sophisticated simulations, and organized debates), plus field trips, and a stellar speaker program, providing an in-depth exploration of government, politics, and public service. And on the weekends, you will get to explore the iconic sites of DC.  Click here for details about the SPS program. READ MORE
“I loved being immersed in different facets of politics and the political world, and learning about the range of opportunities available in a public service career.”

Why go to SPS?

Graduates of the program describe their four weeks at SPS as “life-changing.” Students leave having explored today’s most pressing public policy questions with top policy makers and interesting classmates alike and having forged friendships that last long beyond their stay at SPS. READ MORE
“SPS lit a fire under us and gave us the tools and resources that we needed to go out and set the world on fire. It was definitely the best four weeks of my life.”
NOW, are you ready for the summer of your dreams?