Students posing for a picture in the Hope Academy

HOPE Virtual Academy

June 21-25, 2021

The HOPE Academic and Leadership Academy is typically 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. This year the program will be going virtual for five days of scheduled programming to be offered through Zoom Webinars.

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.

Register for HOPE Virtual Academy here!

A detailed schedule and links to the Zoom Webinars is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Nahla Yeejsuab Lee at 507.547.5884 or