Empowering Teens To Change Their World
Week 1: June 11-16 | Week 2: June 25-30 | Week 3: July 16-21
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Space is limited, particularly for advanced tracks, and historically we fill up quickly, so we recommend that you register early!
EligibilityFind Out More
All teenagers having finished eighth grade are eligible to attend LEAD.
First-year students will be members of the House of Representatives in the Mock Legislature Track, unless they have fully participated in an Onsite Program. In this case, they may participate as Senators.
Second-year students, as well as students who have attended an Onsite but have not attended LEAD, will be Senators in the Mock Legislature Track. If the student is in 12th grade he or she can register for an Advance Track with the understanding that he or she might still be placed in Senate due to Advance Track availability.
Still have questions? Try our new Eligibility Calculator by clicking HERE
General InformationFind Out More
Tuition – Your registration fee covers all instructional materials, food & lodging for all five days!
Daily Events – Worship/Bible study; teaching sessions; legislative, trial, business, campaign or media activities; dynamic speakers; entertainment; games & sports. Everything but singing ‘Kumbaya’ and roasting marshmallows around a campfire!
What to Pack – For full details on what to bring, what not to bring, and dress code, please see Policies, Standards & Expectations Page.
Location – Great Lakes Christian College, 6211 West Willow Rd., Lansing, MI 48917 Driving Directions
Aides-de-Camp – See the ADC Info Page for details about ADC opportunities. (ADCs are SSI LEAD alumni who no longer meet the age requirements to participate as students. Applicants must have been out of high school for one year to qualify.) ADC applications will be available soon and posted here. Please check back later for those forms.
Chaperones – See the Chaperone Info Page for details about Chaperone opportunities. Chaperone applications will be available soon and posted here. Please check back later for those forms.
Student Covenant – See the Student Covenant Page for details.
Cancellation Policy – See the Policies, Standards & Expectations Page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions: – See the FAQ page for more information.
Please note that SSI does not assign dorm rooms. Students choose their rooms on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To qualify for the early registration tuition of $409, all fees must be paid in full by March 15.
SSI offers a few options that will help students and their families pay the registration fee.
All potential financial aid recipients must fill out the Financial Aid Application that is found at the bottom of the Registration Page.
Whether any financial aid is awarded, and the amount awarded to each person, is entirely dependent upon the generosity of our donors. First-time students will receive preference, on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are not able to grant you financial aid, and consequently you are not able to attend, your deposit & subsequent payments to date will be refunded. Due to the time required to raise the funds necessary to meet all the requests, you will be contacted no later than June 15 as to whether or not you have been awarded Financial Aid.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS: The Financial Aid Application and Registration Form must be filled out completely with at least a $50 deposit to reserve your place. An additional $30 is also required to be paid prior to attendance. Your minimum payment will be $80, plus any additional amount you are able to pay.
RETURNING STUDENTS: If you have received financial aid in a previous year, the Financial Aid Application and Registration Form must be filled out completely with at least a $50 deposit to reserve your place. An additional $110 will be due prior to attendance. Your minimum payment will be $160, plus any additional amount you are able to pay.
Alternatives to Financial Aid: Students registering and paying in full by March 15th receive a $30 discount. Students registering with a group of 10 or more students and paying in full BEFORE March 15th receive a $40 discount. (BEST DEAL!!) Students registering with a group of 10 or more students and paying in full AFTER March 15th receive a $10 discount.
Fundraising Ideas to Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Financial Aid: Many students raise their own money to attend SSI. They do pop can drives, garage sales, rake or mow lawns, shovel snow, babysit, etc. Some even ask for support from individuals and their church, much like raising funds for a missions trip. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (517) 321-6233 or e-mail email@example.com.
Group RegistrationsFind Out More
Details: Tuition is only $399 each when registering with a group of 10 or more, and all registrations and full payment are received by SSI no later than March 15. After this date, group tuition is $429. Register early, and save up to $40 each!
Eligibility: 10 or more students must register to be considered a group. All groups must be pre-established and are subject to SSI’s prior approval.
How to do it: One person acts as the contact person for the group, or the organizer. That person should keep a list of all of the students involved in the group, and must submit that list to SSI by March 15. Members of the group submit their registrations to SSI on their own, indicating on the registration what group they are with and the name of the group contact person. You cannot be part of a group without being on the group contact person’s list.
Need help? Contact SSI if you need help organizing a group, need promotional material, or are having trouble meeting all the requirements.
A $50 minimum deposit is required to reserve a space. We do not take registrations over the phone.
All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the week attending. Thank you.
Registration is now open!
IMPORTANT: To complete the online registration process, you need the following:
- Working email address
- All phone & address information
- Emergency contact information
- Medical history & records; health insurance information
- Credit card
- Know what week you want to attend. (Weeks and tracks that are already full will be noted above.)
- Know if you are eligible to attend the track of your choice. See eligibility information above.
Please Select From The Options Below
(A $5 processing fee will be accessed when applying online using a computer or mobile device.)
Having trouble viewing the online app? View an outline of the system requirements HERE.
(When finished completing the Financial Aid Application,
you will be redirected to the registration portal.)