Students posing for a picture in the Hope Academy

HOPE Academy

June 2020 Program Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The HOPE Academic and Leadership Academy is a nine-day residential program for high school students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Academy is to provide under-represented and under-served students with an opportunity to experience college life by engaging in college-level courses and workshops to develop and explore their leadership skills.

The Academy also offers leadership training, communication and skill building activities that can help students and their families move beyond the financial, social and academic barriers –both factual and presumed– toward the realization of an engaged and successful undergraduate experience.

The HOPE Academy will challenge each student to gain a new perspective on their humanity by providing theoretical and practical information necessary for the development of well-informed decision-making and judgement aptitude for present and future challenges.

Through the HOPE Academy, it is hoped that the students realize how intellect, integrity, courage, respect, passion and leadership are true building blocks for future academic and personal success.


If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Treptow-Bowman at 507.547.2625 or