Alaska Teen Leadership Summit

ATLAS inspires and prepares high school students through a college-based leadership experience to develop their unique leadership potential and positively impact Alaskan communities through service, passion and purpose.



Go to the ATLAS website to learn more!

Watch a short ATLAS video to see what it's all about!

ATLAS is the new name for the UAF Summer Leadership Institute.

The ATLAS program is an intensive, one-week summer experience designed to develop leadership skills for students finishing grades 9-12. The curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, motivating others, civic responsibility, integrity, public speaking, changing behaviors, and goal setting. Students live on campus, enjoy the academic and social atmosphere and get a taste of college life.

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For Whom?  Students finishing grades 9th-12th

When?  May 30 through June 6, 2015

Where?  University of Alaska Fairbanks campus

Cost?  $475 includes tuition, fees, room, meals, and class materials

Academic Credit  2 college credits upon successful completion of the course

Application Deadline  April 10, 2015



Past Graduates Are Saying...

"This institute has helped me bring out my potential as a leader." - K.C.

 "I've made incredible friendships and.... I've learned so much." - D.W.

"This institute has taught me to shoot higher than you think you can realistically achieve--you just might make it."  - S.F.

"This institute has helped me to define my values and learn what makes a good leader and a good follower." - E.S.

ATLAS Participants Can Expect To...

  • Learn the principles of values-based leadership, including honesty, compassion, diversity and social responsibility.

  • Identify leadership traits and competencies such as interpersonal skills, leadership styles, figuring out what the group needs, assessing one’s own leadership skills, teamwork, goal orientation, motivating others, personal presence and public speaking, ethical decision making and changing behaviors… through youth-adult partnerships.

  • Integrate values-based leadership principles and traits in everyday leadership roles and responsibilities.

  • Engage in community service to increase civic engagement and social responsibility.

  • Develop and practice skills related to self and team reflection to gain deeper meaning and relate current experiences to future applications, with the ultimate intent of continuous character improvement.

  • Prepare a leadership self-development plan for the next year and beyond.

  • Earn 2 college credits which get students off to an early start in their UAF academic life or which are transferable to another academic university.

  • Learn  to give and receive feedback on performance of leadership skills, build confidence, and build friendships and networks with other motivated, active students.