What is policy? Policy is the idea behind local, regional, and national laws and regulations. Policy affects everything from parking zones to building codes, from real-estate development to education, and from law enforcement to healthcare.

Too often, in the past, policymakers weren’t members of the communities that their plans affected. For example, policy created segregated cities by sending highways right through neighborhoods. But today is a new day, and today you can make the future. Policy Pathways will teach you all about policy—how to evaluate it, how to make it, how to represent your community, and how to expand the policy making process to include everyone.

Policy Pathways Participants Lead the Way
Policy Pathways starts by showing you how policy decisions affect your life; this is your first step to becoming a leader. You’ll grapple with real-world issues and challenges, advocating for and examining the impact of public policies, good and bad, on communities like yours. You’ll meet new friends and share great experiences, broadening your horizons and deepening your understanding.

The Policy Pathways experience will increase your knowledge and improve your chances of success in college. More importantly, it will start you toward the education you’ll need to be a policymaker yourself.

Summer Academy for Policy Leadership and Public Service Brochure

2024 Program Dates: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, July 6, 2024