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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Rural Entrepreneurship

Connecting youth in rural communities with entrepreneurial and leadership opportunities

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It's been two years since Red Hat invested in the Shelton Challenge, setting us up to shape values-based leaders for many years to come. Our gratitude endures, we could not do our work without partners like Red Hat! pic.twitter.com/EPQ5D7tpZl

Today we are highlighting Keshal Patel in our #WhyIVolunteer series. Keshal is from Cary, NC and studies Public Policy and Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Keshal has been involved with the SLC in a number of ways for the past 7 years, including camper, peer leader, and CMT. pic.twitter.com/ZGHVtUhRK5

The Shelton Leadership Center is excited to welcome our newest staff member, Ashley Turlington, Assistant Director for Pre-College Programs. If you are on campus next Thursday, January 23, stop by PCJ in Talley Student Union between 11:30am-12:30pm to meet Ashley and welcome her! pic.twitter.com/rppeQzQ0tR

Last weekend both cohorts of CLDP partnered with the @FoodShuttle to help carry out a mobile food market for community members facing food insecurity. Our group assisted with unloading a truck full of food donations that were then organized and sorted for 100 families. pic.twitter.com/Vn05zZ8LEx

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