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.

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 an application along with a personal and academic recommendation.


January 16-18, 2016


Application info coming soon.