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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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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Rural Entrepreneurship

Connecting youth in rural communities with entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities

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Last weekend, 32 students in the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program ventured to Topsail Beach, NC for our fall retreat. We explored personal values, navigating @NCState as first-generation college students, how to give/receive feedback, and did lots of team building! pic.twitter.com/fynzdT1vBy

Today we are highlighting one of our Student Workers: Kassidy DeMaio, a Junior majoring in Political Science and Arabic.Check out our website for more info: sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu pic.twitter.com/K2VHa1rbRL

Last night the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program spent the evening at The Point, sharing a meal and conversation with Chancellor and Mrs. Woodson. The students got to hear their stories about coming from a small/rural town and then going to a large state university. pic.twitter.com/ItABBoidxr

Early bird registration is officially open for the 18th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum. Join us on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 8am-2pm in the McKimmon Center. Learn more about the featured speakers and panelists, and how to register at go.ncsu.edu/sheltonleaders… pic.twitter.com/KtpTUPIMRq

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