Jumpstart Program

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Program Information

Middle School Students 6th-8th Grade

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Georgetown University Washington, DC

Seven Days - Sunday to Saturday

July 9th - July 15th, 2023*

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$3,200 USD

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Jumpstart Program

Engage in your future career interests

*ANNOUNCEMENT: Each internship has a limited number of slots for enrollment. All slots the Jumpstart Program have been filled and we are no longer accepting new enrollments for this year. Visit lichangesummer.org/2024 for more information on next year's internships.

The Program

Students who participate in this dynamic program will be fully engaged with our curriculum, inspiring independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, and self-confidence. The Jumpstart Program for middle school students has just the right balance of academic rigor and excitement. Students have the chance to find their passion early in life utilizing the help of LI mentors to guide them throughout their week-long exploration.

After receiving a thorough introduction to each career path, students will work as teams and with select mentors in their chosen area of interest. In these groups, they will design a public health poster, an awareness campaign, a business logo, or advocate for an issue with congress staff members.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will challenge themselves by presenting in front of a panel of experts, showing off their hard work and the results of their exploration. The feedback and advice students receive during this exercise will boost their confidence and help them find their true passion.

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Students will explore the field of medicine with doctors and public health officials while our hands-on curriculum leads students in how to suture and casting techniques.

Students will work with current and former experts from a variety of national security agencies, including the Pentagon. Our interactive approach allows students to immerse themselves in the challenging complexities of national security and intelligence.

Students will work with legal experts from Georgetown University to explore the U.S. legal system and trial law. Our curriculum helps students hone their analytical and logical reasoning abilities as well as practice their communication skills.

Students will be able to meet with business owners and get firsthand accounts of the challenges their businesses are facing. They will also receive a crash course in advertising and graphic design to understand what role they play in helping a business grow.

Public Health

National Security

Law & Advocacy

Leadership & Business

Program Highlights

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Explore prospective careers — before you attend high school.

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Program tuition covers the cost of room and board, ground transportation during the program, a 5:1 student to faculty and staff ratio, all curriculum, and materials.

Education assistance covered by tuition includes one-on-one college admissions counseling sessions, lecture fees, mentor sessions with experts, workshops, and all academic benefits, including SAT/ACT training through TestRocker and college essay editing.

Scholarships, payment plans, and fundraising assistance are available.

All-Inclusive Tuition

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No-Interest Payment Plans

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Leadership Initiatives offers a variety of flexible options to pay for program tuition.

Zero-interest payment plans are available in three, six, nine, and twelve-month payment options.

Participants can opt to pay the entirety of their remaining tuition balance off at any point during the payment period.

Reserve a place today with a $100 refundable deposit here.

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Fundraising Assistance

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Leadership Initiatives is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone who shows drive, determination, and grit towards their future goals. We have created a fundraising department to help students participate in one of our summer internships.

If you choose the fundraising option, you will meet one-on-one with a fundraising coach who will assist in creating a comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Fundraising also allows participants to go on an 18-month payment plan with a deposit. Designed for students in financial need this fundraising option allows students to hold several fundraisers to pay for their tuition. 

Click here to view the 2021 Fundraising Guide.

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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all Leadership Initiatives programs are heavily subsidized by our sponsors allowing us to offer programs with academic benefits at a lower cost than for-profit institutions.

To apply for a scholarship click here to fill out the program interest form and indicate you are interested in a scholarship.

Please note scholarships do not stack (this means you can only use one scholarship per program).

Partners and Sponsors

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Our office in Washington, DC is open seven days a week - give us a call! A phone conversation allows us to answer your specific questions and provide you with contact information for previous intership participants and their families so that you can get a first-hand perspective.

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4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236

Washington, DC  20016



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Leadership Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, publicly supported, charitable organization as determined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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