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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As we reflect on #BlackHistoryMonth and our cornerstone values, we recognize that a diversity of experiences and backgrounds are key to our shared success. Thank you to leaders of @NCSUWomensCtr, @ncsuaacc, & Black Male Initiative who shared perspectives! youtu.be/StssC-itpyg

We had a packed last day in London! Half of us visited the @zsllondonzoo and got a behind the scenes tour from alumna Dr. Guthrie. Others visited @RCT Windsor Castle and then we wrapped at @TheLondonEye with gorgeous views. It has been a life changing and transformative week! pic.twitter.com/w5gVwIkHJx

Today we had the incredible opportunity to visit @UKParliament and meet Lord Chris Smith, MP for 22 yrs and the person responsible for making museums free for all. He was the first MP to come out as gay in 1984. It was a privilege and honor to spend time with him. #SheltonAbroad pic.twitter.com/gz3HAdZV9s

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