The Onsite Program
The Onsite Program is a two- or three-day abbreviated version of LEAD (SSI’s week-long summer program) for schools, homeschool groups, and youth groups throughout Michigan and beyond. This dynamic hands-on legislative experience integrates a Judeo-Christian worldview curriculum and provides students the opportunity to quickly learn to analyze data, practice critical thinking, develop team approaches, and improve their debate and communication skills.
The Onsite Program is available on your time frame, at your location, and customized for your group.
Watch this video as SSI President, James Muffett, walks you through the Onsite Program.
Upcoming Onsite Events:
Sponsored by Jackson Area Home Educators and the PIONEERS Co-op, this Onsite is to open all high school students and will be hosted March 2-3 at Spring Arbor University.
Cost: $45 if you register by February 12th
$55 if you register after February 12th
If you would like to attend or have any questions, please email Patti Sailor (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 24, 2020.
Overnight housing is available for students coming from out of town.
April 1-2, a closed event will be sponsored by Plymouth Christian Academy and will be hosted at their school.
Spring Vale Christian School will host an event April 20-21 at their Owosso campus. Please email email@example.com for details on participating.
Onsite programs have been successfully conducted in Adrian, Battle Creek, Brighton, Flint, Lansing, Lake Orion, Jackson, Monroe, Grand Rapids, Harbor Springs, Kalamazoo, Novi, Saginaw, Southfield, Traverse City and other locations across Michigan
How should I determine whether my student should attend the Onsite versus the LEAD Summer Program?
The LEAD Summer Program offers much more in terms of spiritual emphasis and leadership development, and provides an overall greater lasting impact in the lives of students. There is also more of a sense of realism in LEAD, as various tracks have the privilege of meeting in the Capitol Building and other professional facilities.
Onsites are held during the school year rather than in the summer, and are only held for two to three days rather than a week. There are no overnight accommodations and only one track (the House) is offered. Otherwise, the Onsite is basically a condensed version of LEAD held for schools and homeschool groups across Michigan.
There are many parents who send their student to LEAD after attending the Onsite. This gives the student a better opportunity to benefit from the full program and gives them an idea of what to expect. However, if you can’t commit to a whole week, the Onsite would be a good second choice.
What are the age requirements to attend the Onsite? What do you recommend?
What is the dress code for the Onsite?
While a sport coat or suit is not required, the guys should at least wear dress slacks, with a dress shirt and tie. Girls should wear a dress, or a skirt or dress slacks with a nice top. We just want them to be dressed for the occasion.