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Challenge yourself to lead

Shelton Challenge leadership programs are immersive leadership-development experiences for youth and college students. Each session is designed to help students identify, practice, and enhance values-based leadership skills through hands-on activities and confidence-building programming.

To learn more about expected learning outcomes, application processes, and more frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page or contact the Shelton Leadership Center staff.

The Shelton Challenge

Red Hat

Shelton Challenge

Red Hat

The core curriculum of this six-day summer program is based on General Shelton’s five cornerstones of values-based leadership: honesty, integrity, diversity, social responsibility and compassion. This experience is designed for rising ninth-through twelfth-grade students with a 3.0 unweighted grade-point average. Participants live on-campus at NC State University or UNC Charlotte.

Red Hat Shelton Challenge Dates

June 9-14, 2019 – NC State University, Raleigh, NC
June 23-28, 2019 – UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
July 7-12, 2019 – NC State University, Raleigh, NC
July 21-26, 2019 – NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Students can expect to experience and learn about:

  • Personal leadership assessment
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Role of values and ethics in leadership
  • Leadership traits and approaches
  • Teambuilding and empowering others
  • Social responsibility
  • Public speaking
  • Goal-setting
Cost: $725 Register

Shelton Challenge

Take II

Building upon the foundation set during the first year of the Shelton Challenge program, the Shelton Challenge Take II is ideal for students desiring to deepen their leadership effectiveness. Participants in this six-day summer camp strengthen their skills in conflict resolution, time management, decision-making, and project management. Students are placed in hands-on leadership roles and participate in 360-degree evaluations with mentors.

Students can expect to experience and learn about:

  • Effective team-building
  • Strategic visioning and planning
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Public speaking
  • Resource development
  • Self-reflection and review
Cost: $725 Register

Other Shelton

Challenge Sites

The Shelton Leadership Center partners with communities across North Carolina and beyond to provide this unique leadership experience to pre-college students. Students who participate at one of these sites will receive the same opportunities and experiences they would at the Red Hat Shelton Challenge. Partners are trained by Shelton Leadership Center and provided with all the resources to deliver the program at their site. If you are interested in attending a Shelton Challenge at one of our other sites, please visit their websites below:

July 7-12, 2019 – NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
July 14-19, 2019 – Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

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Student Financial Aid

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