unnamed-2If you’re in the Colorado or New England areas, you may want to check this out! This is a great opportunity! Learn more at http://grabthetorch.org.


2016 Summer Institutes
Colorado, June 25 – July 2 (co-ed)
Boston, July 23 – 30 (all girls)
Maine, August 6 – 13 (all girls)

Each week-long Grab The Torch Summer Institute is a full immersion into our core values: Leadership, Ethics, Empathy and Philanthropy. GTT combines an extensive academic curriculum with the magical, bonding experience of summer camp. GTT staff and alumni lead over 15 academic sessions emphasizing leadership and non-cognitive skills, including servant learning, Conscious Capitalism, Design Thinking, ethics, community mapping and goal planning. Students also engage with at least 10 local speakers, including CEOs, entrepreneurs and visionaries from the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic and community engagement sectors, who share their personal experiences and journeys of giving back to their communities. Students enjoy sailing, canoeing and kayaking trips, white water rafting, nature hikes and bonfire circles to build relationships that last a lifetime.
To access GTT’s secure online application please click here.
Please note that the application includes a $10 nonrefundable application fee. Tuition is $1,950. Select “Military Family Scholarship” in the Scholarships section of the application to be considered for a scholarship. To apply, visit the online application and complete the following steps:

1.) Click “New User” if this is your first time applying to GTT Institute. Enter your Email and Password, then Click “Returning User” if you have applied in the past.

2.) Select program dates and location, then Click “Continue”.

3.) Enter Student, Parent/Guardian, Emergency Contact and Scholarship Information – Select “Military Family Scholarship”.

4.) Answer the following Essay Questions (1,000 – 6,000 characters/question).
Please cut and paste essay answers from your computer or device. The application will time out after 3 minutes if you are typing directly into the text box.

-Why do you want to attend the Institute?
-What do you expect to learn from your experience at the Institute?
-What community service or service learning projects are you currently doing in school or in your community?
-What are America’s greatest needs?

5.) List 2 References for Grab The Torch to contact.

6.) Pay the application fee.

-Click the “Add a New Participant” menu and select your student, and click “Checkout”
-Enter billing and payment information

7.) Check your email. You will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive an email confirming your application, your registration did not go through.