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  • January 12, 2017–January 14, 2017

The MLK Young Leaders Weekend is designed to help you develop as a leader who wants to bring about positive change. Starting with three days of workshops, activities, and great conversations, you will begin to live out that dream.

MLK Young Leaders Weekend is a three day Pre-College program retreat held in January around the day of celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The weekend is designed to explore the philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in effecting positive social change.

January 12-14, 2018


Now accepting applications for the 2018 MLK Young Leaders Weekend! Complete an application along with a release and waiver form.

Application form and enrollment fee due Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


A $60 enrollment fee is required with the application and waiver form.

The Program

This program is geared towards equipping young leaders to lead effectively in every aspect of their lives:

  • In their local community/neighborhood
  • In their high school
  • In their church
  • Among their peers and friends
  • And, influencing the generation under them

Participants will spend 3 days living on Calvin’s campus with an approved Calvin student host. In addition, they will participate in a featured workshops, seminars, a community Service-Learning project, dorm life, campus fun, an inspirational movie, discussions and our annual Martin Luther King March on campus. And, at the completion of the program, parents are invited to join our staff in celebrating our young leaders in our celebration reception. If a student is interested in bettering their community, themselves and developing their leadership skills, then the MLK Weekend program is for them.

Who can apply? 9th – 12th graders of all ethnic backgrounds.

How to apply Complete the application above along with a release and waiver form.


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