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Students who have participated in the Summer Leadership Academy are continuing to lead across the country and with Students Demand Action! Alumni of the program have started Students Demand Action groups in Nashville, TN; Tampa, FL, and Los Angeles, CA. We look forward to continuing to support our alumni in their organizing work and beyond.

Cities We’ve Hosted the Summer Leadership Academy In

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Tampa, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville, TN

2023 Cities & Teams

The host cities for the 2023 Summer Leadership Academy are Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago. Learn more about the core team members and their involvement in the host cities.

Past Cities & Teams

Marco Vargas photo


Screenshot from a 2020 Summer Leadership Academy Zoom call


  • Expanded to Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA


Chicago Summer Leadership Academy participants holding up Students Demand Action signs and a banner in front of a mural in Pilsen, Chicago


Ready to Participate in the 2023 Summer Leadership Academy? Apply Today!

Join us this summer for one week (7/17/23-7/21/23) to learn from Students Demand Action leaders on how to build and channel strong leadership skills into advocacy against gun violence.

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