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The Shelton Leadership Center is dedicated to building up the next generation of values-based leaders. Through personalized educational and hands-on outreach programs for professionals, college students, and pre-college students, participants cultivate the personal and professional integrity that sparks inspiration—and transformation.

Championing values
for winning leadership

Leaders can be made. But it takes a solid foundation of essential values for a leader to realize individual potential—and influence others to achieve their best. This is values-based leadership, and it underpins every program within the Shelton Leadership Center.

Our Programs

Pre-College

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College

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Outreach

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Pre-College

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College

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Outreach

Learn more about our collaborative professional development programs and leadership forum

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Leadership Values

Honesty
Integrity
Diversity
Social responsibility
Compassion
Honesty
Integrity
Diversity
Social responsibility
Compassion
“A values-based leader is one who is known for their character.”
– General Hugh Shelton
 

A vision realized

With a lifelong commitment to military and civil service that culminated in his becoming our nation’s 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Hugh Shelton knows what it means to lead with integrity. Following his retirement, General Shelton wanted to help nurture tomorrow’s leaders through a values-based leadership development program in association with his alma mater, North Carolina State University. So, in 2002, the Shelton Leadership Center was established.

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$3.2M Shelton Leadership Center Endowments
40K Pre-college and college participants
113 Programs delivered in 2019-2020
$3.2M Shelton Leadership Center Endowments
40K Pre-college and college participants
113 Programs delivered in 2019-2020

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Today our Challenge participants worked on their effective communication skills by creating instructions for how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Thanks again to @StateFarm for your continued support! pic.twitter.com/ECXnvSO3fU

For 12 years, the Carolinas Freedom Foundation has sponsored hundreds of students to allow them to grow as leaders with the Red Hat Shelton Challenge. We're so thankful for their continued support! @CarolinaVeteran pic.twitter.com/i9Od6KHctb

Yesterday, students at week two of the Virtual Red Hat Shelton Challenge got to participate in some Wellness Wednesday activities during lunch! Thank you again to @StateFarm for your continued support of the Red Hat Shelton Challenge! pic.twitter.com/ItakVN9rDb

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