The Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center

Civic Engagement Leadership Institute (CELI)

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COVID-19 Update

CELI will be offered in person. However, if conditions change, the camps will be offered on a virtual platform. 
All students attending will need proof of negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.

About the Award

About The Program
The Civic Engagement Leadership Institute is an intensive summer enrichment experience that empowers high school students to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action.

By exploring the root causes of social issues, working with nonprofit agencies, and formulating service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.

How can you become a change agent in your community?

This leadership camp is an intensive summer enrichment experience that helps high school students answer these questions and empowers them to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action. Students explore social issues, work with nonprofit agencies, and formulate service projects. Students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.

Graduation includes a Capstone Project presentation by student teams that address a community need – Think “Shark Tank”! A panel of community judges will evaluate presentations and select the winning team.

Benefits

  •  Build knowledge, skills and confidence as a leader in order to achieve greater success.
  • Explore current, relevant and local issues that will spark engaged citizenship.
  • Practice strategies for leading positive change.
  • Institute hours can also be used to complete the Mayor’s and Presidential Award (there is a separate application process for these).
  • In this competitive college environment, volunteerism/civic engagement is a distinguishing factor with many universities requiring a demonstrated commitment to service.

*We ask that students bring a laptop/tablet and charger each day if possible* 

Sessions will be at the Duke Corporate Education Building at The American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham! Address: 310 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701 USA 

Award Eligibility

Program Eligibility
Rising 10th through 12th grade Triangle students.

Application Process

Registration Requirements

  • A completed registration form (linked below)
  • Your payment of $425. If registering for multiple weeks or more than 1 student per household, the rate is discounted at $395 per student. Price has been reduced to accomodate for the economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative viral test taken no more than 1-3 days before your first day of camp. Results may be emailed to youth@thevolunteercenter.org
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Registration Link

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Schedule

The Institute runs Mon-Fri, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Presentations of projects will be held on Friday (7/30) from 4-5pm. Parents and family are invited to attend. 

Students can be dropped off at 8:45am and picked up no later than 4:00pm. Late pick-up fees apply after 4pm unless signed up for Xtra Credit.

Only students that have signed parental waivers will be allowed to go off campus for lunch. If you choose to pack a lunch for your student, please note that there is no refrigerator or microwave available. Snacks are provided daily. If your student has food allergies, please pack a snack for them.

Financial Assistance

Tuition
$425 fee

No student will be turned away for inability to pay.
The volunteer center believes strongly in supporting student volunteers. Financial aid is available.

Award Fees

Payment
Payments can be made online or by check.
Paying by check, please make checks out to: The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center (TNVLC) With “Institute” In The Memo Line. Mail To PO Box 3374, Durham, NC 27702.

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 Questions

Email:   youth@thevolunteercenter.org