WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri January 18, 2013
Centre College Starting New Global Leadership Program
Kentucky’s Centre College is creating a new summer program this year for Kentucky juniors and seniors to learn more about the world outside state.
The Global Leadership Academy will take place over two weeks in the middle of June this summer; the goal for Centre is to get Kentucky’s high school students more in line with global leadership and cultures.
It’s the first attempt at such a program for the private college in Danville, Ky., which is leveraging its reputation as a strong study abroad college to start the program.
Milton Reigelman, the director of global citizenship at Centre College, said the goal is to help high school students get a taste of college life, as well as new subjects.
“But it will also sort of teach them about global issues that are not very widely covered in high schools or even in colleges,” he said.
The program is open to students across Kentucky, but is also welcoming out of state students to participate. The program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.
And Reigelman said if the first year proves successful, Centre could make the academy a recurring program.
“We want to see how it goes," he said. "We want to see if there’s really a market for a two week program of this sort."
For more information, contact Centre College.