The 2017 Forge Leadership Summit will be held July 4-8th in Columbus, Ohio. Application is open until June 20th.
At the Forge Leadership Summit, students ages 16-24 are immersed in a comprehensive, connected leadership experience. The 4.5-day Forge Leadership Summit is held annually each July at Ohio Christian University and features training at the Ohio Capitol. Students are taught timeless principles, public policy, and practical skills while participating in a full simulation of the legislative process.
To begin, you must first create an online account with Forge Leadership Network. This gives you access to the application page where you can download the application and upload it later.
Once your online account is created, go to our application page and download the application. Once you’ve completed and signed the application, you can upload it here for review by our staff.
Once your application has been reviewed by our team and you are accepted to attend the Summit, you will need to pay for your spot. Visit our payment page to pay by credit card.
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