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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; Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA. We look forward to providing ongoing support to 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.
  • Miami, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville, TN

Past Cities & Teams

Marco Vargas photo


Screenshot from a 2020 Summer Leadership Academy Zoom call



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


  • Hybrid in-person and virtual programs saw continued expansion in Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL and Washington, D.C.

Summer Leadership Academy participants hold up their completion certificates