My son...really enjoyed himself and learned quite a bit...Thank you for accepting [into the Advocate Leadership Conference], because I really feel that the program had an impact on him.
— Parent of Middle School Leadership Conference Delegate


Advocate Leadership Conference 

July 5th through July 21st

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Summer Leadership Conference is a 3-week holistic and comprehensive youth development program that incorporates health and wellness, academic enrichment and a concentration in the arts or athletics. Over the course of 3-weeks participants will engage in a series of project-based activities that will help enhance their leadership ability and help them grow socially, emotionally and academically.

Through long-standing partnerships with community-based organizations like Mighty Writers, Art Sanctuary, ArtWell, Team HEAVY (Help Educate Athletes Very Young) and Arts4All, participants will gain a wealth of knowledge that will help prepare them for successful futures, all while having fun!
Note: Additional application requirement below.
All our programs are free to Philadelphia youth.
Student Name *
Student Name
Student Birthdate *
Student Birthdate
Race *
Name of Parent or Guardian(s) *
Name of Parent or Guardian(s)
Address *
Phone *
Alternate Phone
Alternate Phone
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact
Emergency Contact Phone Number *
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Media Permission
I hereby grant Mighty Writers the right to use my child's photograph, video, and/or voice recording in any and all forms of media and in all manners including, but not limited to, composite or edited forms. I understand that my child's full name will not be used, but other materials may be released to the media without further written permission.
Please respond in paragraph form. (3 Paragraph Minimum Response.)
Answers must be no less than 3 paragraphs long.

Application Requirements

In addition to this application, all students must submit a copy of their most recent report card. Copies of report cards can be sent to or dropped off at The Advocate Center-2123 N. Gratz Street.

The application deadline for the Advocate Leadership Conference has been extended to May 31st. Space is limited. Notifications of acceptance will be made by June 9th.  

Please email with any questions regarding the Advocate Leadership Conference or the application.