SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

2024 SUMMER LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE HOSTED BY THE WARRIOR RETREAT AT BULL RUN

The Summer Leadership Challenge is a one-week Veteran-led program for students entering grades 9-12. The program features a trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial, authentic service projects, engaging leadership workshops, and talks from distinguished guest speakers that highlight Courage, Resilience, Service, and Teamwork. With a focus on the incredible story of Flight 93 and showcasing the leadership talents of America's service members, this unforgettable program will give students the knowledge and skills that will equip them for authentic leadership now and in the future. 


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Are you interested in sponsoring this year's Summer Leadership Challenge? Your tax-deductible donation will provide an unforgettable experience for young people who would not otherwise have the chance. Click the link below to view the benefits of becoming a sponsor, and contact Sarah Ford at sarah.ford@willingwarriors.org to learn more.

PROGRAM PILLARS

tHE "sPIRIT OF 9:57"

Become inspired as you learn of the heroic actions of the passengers and crew aboard Flight 93 who took a stand in the face of danger.  Their actions, at 9:57 AM on 9/11, demonstrated a spirit of courage, resilience, empowerment, service, and teamwork that forms the basis of the program's curriculum. 

VETERAN MENTORSHIP

Receive small group mentoring from a team of American service members and hear of how their first-hand experience leading troops in combat abroad and in service of the United States at home is relevant to the challenges you face.  

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

Put your learning to use by crafting your own personal leadership challenge with the guidance of our staff.  Your challenge acts as a springboard into authentic leadership in your community, giving you the opportunity to put ideas into action.

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2024 PROGRAM!

This one-week program will take place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily during two sessions in July at the beautiful Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, Virginia. Please follow the steps below to apply and reach out if you have any questions!

SELECT EITHER SESSION 1 (JULY 15-19) OR SESSION 2 (JULY 16-22)
ASK A TEACHER, COACH, OR OTHER SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION TO PETERFINDLER@THE957PROJECT.ORG
COMPLETE THE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM LINKED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

This program is open to high school students who are entering grades 9-12. The cost of attending is $200 and includes a t-shirt, personal workbook, lunch each day, and travel to and from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. Limited scholarship opportunities are available upon request.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

SARAH FORD

Willing Warriors

Sarah is the Executive Director of Willing Warriors. You can contact her at sarah.ford@willingwarriors.org.

PETER FINDLER

The 9:57 Project

Peter is the co-founder and CEO of The 9:57 Project. You can contact him at peterfindler@the957project.org.