Name of Engagement

Middle School Leadership Academy (MSLA)

Contact Information

Office of Access & Inclusion

Contact Details

diversity@jmu.edu

Description

The JMU Middle School Leadership Academy (MSLA) is a week long summer program for rising 7th and 8th graders from our partner PIR Middle Schools to live and learn on a college campus. Students nominated by their teachers and guidance counselors receive a personal invitation and Leadership Academy application packet. Successful applicants are awarded a full academy scholarship covering room and board, transportation, field trips, and programming. Typically 25-30 students are selected.

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/diversity/programs-and-events/pir-middle-school-leadership-academy.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Education PK-12

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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