​More than 40 high-achieving students from Christian high schools in six states will meet on the beautiful York College campus for a weeklong course in character-driven leadership, July 10-16. The Presidential Leadership Institute will be taught by college faculty, leadership experts, CEOs, and politicians who will provide a multifaceted look at leadership.

The program is offered only to schools in the National Christian School Association. Each of the eight schools participating will send a delegation of students who will address a specific challenge facing their school. The students will learn about leadership through lectures and activities, then put the information to work as they spend the week creating plans to address their school’s needs.

PLI 2016 students are coming to York from Texas, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Part of the week’s curriculum will include two political field trips, with an emphasis on Midwestern values. The students will visit the Nebraska state capitol building to meet with Senator Greg Adams before stepping next door to the Governor’s mansion where they will have lunch with Governor Dave Heineman.

Later in the week, the group will travel to Abilene, Kans., to visit the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library. York College faculty members Christi Lones and Tim McNeese will present on the life and times of President Eisenhower. Then the students will be privileged to receive a tour of the museum from Mary Eisenhower, CEO of People to People International and granddaughter of the president and first lady.
The Presidential Leadership Institute is presented in partnership with York College, Strata Leadership, LLC, People to People International, and the National Christian School Association. For more information, please visit www.york.edu/PLI