What is the Leadership Academy?
The Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy (PRPLA) is a three year commitment with a five-week summer intensive program, aimed to enhance and enrich the achievement of Port Richmond High School rising juniors, seniors, and future college first year students. The Academy was established by Wagner College and the New World Foundation COIN Program in the fall of 2013, and is continually supported by a generous donation made by the Dugan family. It has become a truly unique program designed to deepen participants academic abilities as well as develop community capacity building skills to affect positive, local change. Academy participants are immersed in two innovative, credit-bearing high school and college courses during the summer, complete a focused community advocacy project or internship, and engage in civic learning field trips throughout the summer and academic year.
Who is a Port Richmond Leader?
A Port Richmond Leader is a rising junior who is seeking a rewarding summer experience on Wagner College’s beautiful campus! We are looking for students who are committed to strengthening their academic performance, attending college, and most importantly, demonstrate an interest in affecting local change through community-based work. There is no GPA requirement for applicants.
Why should you choose the Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy for your summer experience?
The Port Richmond Leadership Academy has been especially designed to reflect the energy, passion, and potential of Port Richmond youth as well as the vibrant community rich with history and culture connection.
- 5 weeks spent at Wagner College during the summer before the junior year, senior year, and summer after graduation
- 4 semesters spent during the Port Richmond High School academic year continuing to explore with leadership academy students and staff
- 3 guaranteed internship experiences will set you apart in the college admissions process
- 2 weeks of residential immersion on the stunning Wagner College campus will give you an idea of the campus life experience prior to committing to a university (housing and meals included!)
- 1 full semester of college course work will be under your belt after completing the Academy
- 0 cost to you and your family