Student Statesmanship Institute

Empowering Teens to change Their World



What WE Do

inspiring teens to find their ultimate identity in christ and their highest calling as his ambassador.

SSI offers unique hands-on Biblical worldview and leadership programs for high school students featuring legislative, media, business, campaign and judicial tracks. The real-world professional career simulations and dynamic faith-filled environment combine to develop character, instill purpose and equip young people with highly relevant life-skills. SSI is a fun and exciting learning experience that prepares teenagers for every aspect of their future.

SSI has developed programs for high school students to experience real-world leadership simulation training in law, public policy, legislative affairs, business and journalism grounded in Biblically based, traditional values. See below for program information.

SSI Programs

View our selection of faith-building, life-changing opportunities and experiences.


About Us

Learn about our mission, philosophy, and team members.


IMPORTANT SSI Banquet Update: A Special Message from SSI President, James Muffett

Dear Friends and Supporters of SSI,

 Due to factors beyond our control, we are pivoting this year’s SSI Annual Fundraising Banquet with Dr. Alveda King to an online global event to be held on Friday, September 18 at 6:30 PM EDT.

Although this was not our plan, we are still excited about this year’s theme, “Say Yes to the Next Generation!” These are difficult times, but our mission of empowering a new generation of young Christian leaders remains, and we are asking our donors, underwriters, table/ticket buyers and sponsors to please continue their generous and much-needed financial support.

The good news is that this change provides a wonderful opportunity for many more people to attend! Please consider spreading the word to your family and friends, no matter where they live. Not only will they be blessed by Dr. King’s inspirational message, but they will also learn about the life-transforming ministry of SSI and have an opportunity to partner with us financially.

Please visit for registration information and donor opportunities.

Yours for the next generation,

James Muffett,



during the statewide shelter in place order, the SSI Office is continuing to operate with staff members working remotely. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. You can call us at (517) 321-5233 or email for prompt assistance.


partner with us

We partner with churches, colleges and universities to equip a new generation of young leaders who will shine as Ambassadors for Christ in their generation.


Every time I come, I find myself changed when I leave. God has used this ministry to help me discover my gifts and my talents and to teach me to be bold and confident with my faith in God.

Lauren S., Alumna

“We dropped off a teen and brought home a young man! After we got home, our son kept us awake talking about the experience until midnight. It was especially moving to know each student was prayed for. He will be back next year! Thanks SSI for giving God glory!”

Wiebke, LEAD Parent

Real-World leadership experience for teens

equipping the next generation



4407 W St. Joe Hwy

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(517) 321-6233