Colorado Student Leaders Institute

Colorado Student Leaders Institute is an academic summer residential program for high school students who are working to become quality leaders and who promote and inspire a strong United States of America. COSLI seeks to reinforce the importance of civic engagement, entrepreneurship, responsibility, accountability, ethics and integrity in the rising generation of American leaders.

SVVSD students, including those at Erie High School are encouraged to apply for this unique, free leadership opportunity over the summer.

The four-week summer residential immersion collegiate academic experience:
  • Offers Colorado students exposure to historic American roots along with the power of the free enterprise system;
  • Participants earn three hours of college credit;
  • Students complete two high school capstones, including a Colorado centric National History Day Colorado project;
  • Students are given a Colorado centric civic challenge to be completed with the four week time period. Their reports are given to state and business leaders at the end of their session;
  • Students will create and execute a business plan during the twenty-eight day program, donating a percentage of their profit to a Colorado non-profit;
  • Supports students as they transition from high school to the rigor and freedom offered in a college or university setting;
  • Offers college-level course work by a range of educators including university professors, business and community leaders, and the highest quality secondary educators. Participants earn three hours of college credit.
  • Connects academically-inspired and civic-minded students from across the state;
  • Creates a community for Colorado's future leaders.

The deadline for application is June 9th so you need to hustle so that this opportunity doesn't pass you by!