Sunday, June 14, 2009


This blog is for the West Contra Costa Unified School District students from the San Francisco Bay Area who will be participating in the Yale Ivy Scholars Program in Summer 2009 under the auspices of the District's Ivy League Connection Program.

Our four students will be attending Yale from July 25 to August 9 as participants in the Ivy Scholars Program. The following information, explaining the program, is taken from the Ivy Scholars website (

The Ivy Scholars Program is a college-level leadership development initiative for outstanding high school leaders sponsored by International Security Studies at Yale University and is an outreach program of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, ISS's strategic leadership education initiative dedicated to developing global leaders in government, business, and public service sector for the 21st century.

The Program is designed for exceptional high school student leaders, regardless of previous training in public speaking or debate, who aim to become senior leaders in their home countries whether they be future presidents, prime ministers, CEOs, corporate directors, public service or civic leaders. The goal of the Program is to study and apply the lessons of the world's greatest strategists and leaders spanning over 2,500 years to contemporary and future issues of the 21st century.

This Program is open to highly qualified rising juniors and seniors in high school (the two grades prior to entrance to university level study) and includes lectures by Yale faculty and distinguished scholars from other Ivy League universities, seminars on Grand Strategy, mentoring sessions with distinguished alumni and rising professionals, and intensive workshops dedicated to developing skills essential for leadership such as public speaking, specialized writing formats, networking, social and professional etiquette, study skills, time management and more.

The Ivy Scholars Program attracts the most talented high school leaders from across the United States and around the world. Our 2008 class included high school leaders from the United States, Canada, European Union, Asia, and Southeast Asia.

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