June 15-23, 2013
University of Mississippi
Cost to Students: Free
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th
Summer Youth Institute (SYI) is a 9-day experience co-sponsored by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute. Bringing together rising high school sophomores and juniors (students currently in their freshman and sophomore years), the Institute provides training in leadership and community building as well as civil rights history. It includes workshops and field trips and provides tools to participants so that they can support local community improvement. At the end of the Institute, students go back to their communities and continue to work with the Winter Institute on joint projects throughout the year.
We are happy to announce that Jimbo McDowell, from Youth Link in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be joining us on staff again for this year’s Summer Youth Institute.
To apply, please go to APPLY NOW!
To learn more about the Summer Youth Institute program, watch this short documentary on the 2011 Summer Youth Institute, “Growing Our Own.”
If you have any questions about the Summer Youth Institute or the application process, contact Von at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 915-6734.