ASU High School Leadership Academy

Date & Time: Friday, July 30, 2021, 8 a.m.
Location: Coor Hall 4th floor

In partnership with the Truman Presidential Library’s White House Decision Center, the Political History and Leadership program in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is pleased to offer incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to join us on the ASU Tempe campus on Friday, July 30, 2021 for a High School Leadership Academy.

The academy will challenge students to step into the roles of President Harry S. Truman and his advisors to tackle the historic decision of how and when to end the war with Japan. Student participants will choose which cabinet role they would like to explore in the simulation. 

Students will gain skills in:

  • Close reading and information gathering.
  • Primary source analysis.
  • Comparing and contrasting multiple points of view.
  • Synthesizing complex information.
  • Group cooperation and communication.
  • Speech writing and public speaking.
  • Crafting evidence-based solutions for a complex problem.

Two academies will be held on Friday, July 30 from 8 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. on the ASU Tempe campus. Depending on availability, students will be assigned to one of the two sessions. The fee to attend is $50, which is subsidized by funding from Arizona Public Service, the Apgar Foundation and community donors to the ASU Political History and Leadership program. There are a limited number of scholarships available if you have a financial hardship.