Cumberland University


Summer Leadership Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors


Cumberland University is now accepting applications from Tennessee rising high school juniors and seniors for the second annual Summer Leadership Institute on June 18-21. 

For four days and three nights this summer, students will live in the residence halls on campus, eat in the dining hall, and participate in activities and service learning experiences with other Tennessee high school students.

“We give high school students the ability to realize their full leadership potential, identify and address the challenges we face locally, and be more fully-committed to community involvement,” said Michael Ayalon, coordinator for the Cumberland University Summer Leadership Institute. “The feedback we received from the students last summer was off the charts. I was very happy to see that our students were not only coming back themselves for a second summer, but they were going to bring all of their friends with them in the summer of 2018. Clearly, not only did they learn a great deal, give back to their community, and create lifetime friendships in the process, but they also had fun.” 

The cost for the Cumberland University Summer Leadership Institute is $250 for all food, lodging, and books. More information can be found at For any further questions about the program, Michael Ayalon can be reached at