Pre College

Engaging, connecting & inspiring today’s youth

With a focus on establishing a strong foundation for future generations, the Shelton Leadership Center cultivates tomorrow’s leaders through values-based leadership programs for rising 9th-12th graders. Hands-on leadership opportunities give students real-world experience that changes their perspectives on themselves and their world. Leadership opportunities and unique leadership development programming allow students to strengthen the character qualities that will set them up for success throughout life.

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The Shelton Challenge

Calling all 9th-12th graders! Learn to lead and live on campus this summer!

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Shelton Challenge Take II

Take the next step: build on your Shelton Challenge experience

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Shelton Challenge Summer Interns

Apply now to serve as a summer intern! Open to all college students.

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Other Shelton Challenge Sites

The Challenge experience on campuses across North Carolina

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Challenge and Take II Staff Applications

Apply now to serve on our summer staff!

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A huge THANK YOU to all of our SHELTON 5K participants! Only one more week to register and complete the inaugural SHELTON 5K with all proceeds benefiting future Red Hat Shelton Challenge students! For more information: go.ncsu.edu/SHELTON5K pic.twitter.com/4L2PQtUZhZ

Today’s student spotlight is Jayson Sanchez, a member of the 2020-2022 cohort of the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program. Jayson is a first-year in Life Sciences from Hickory, NC. Jayson is passionate about helping students pursue academic success. pic.twitter.com/WWNitOGHoi

It's not too late to register for the SHELTON 5K, benefitting future Red Hat Shelton Challenge students... only two weeks left! And, don't forget to submit your photos, too! For more information: go.ncsu.edu/shelton5k pic.twitter.com/jCKtF5KuJX

Today’s student spotlight is Ryan Baskerville, a member of the 2020-2022 cohort of the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program. Ryan is a first-year majoring in Engineering from Warrenton, NC. Ryan is passionate about poetry, politics, and "nerdy stuff." pic.twitter.com/dAUvIqap0M

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