Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT)

The Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), held on the the campus of NC State University, is a five-day, invitational residential program for students of color and bilingual students who are rising high school seniors in North Carolina and who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills and exploring a potential career in education. Students will delve into the field of education through engaging in field-based school activities, interacting with leaders in education and exploring career options in education and related fields.

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Event Information

When: Sunday, June 14 to Thursday, June 18, 2020

Where: NC State University

Cost: All expenses paid except for travel to and from Raleigh

What: A five-day, invitational residential program for bilingual students and students of color who are interested in exploring a potential career in education

Who: For academically-competitive students of color and bilingual students in North Carolina who are rising seniors in high school interested in education. They can be self-nominated or be nominated by high school counselors, teachers or principals to participate in the program.

Why LIFT

  • Engage in intensive and innovative on-campus activities
  • Interact with statewide leaders in education
  • Enhance communication and leadership skills to be competitive for statewide and national scholarships
  • Develop friendships with like-minded high school students across the state
  • Be mentored by current NC State students who will serve as program co-facilitators
  • Receive ongoing encouragement and support after the program through digital engagement

Contact Us

Question MarkAnona Smith Williams, Ed.D

Associate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement
NC State College of Education

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