The application opens on the SLP website mid-September each fall for sophomore students.  All eligible students interested in applying for SLP must apply through the website during the open application period.

The Student Leadership Program in Appleton is open to sophomore and juniors students at Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, and Valley New School. Students must apply to the program during their sophomore year of high school during the application window in the fall.

Approximately seventy-five sophomore students are accepted each year.

Students who are selected for SLP will be in the program for one year during their sophomore year of high school.

Due to the structure of the program, students are only eligible to apply during their sophomore year.

SLP teaches students with the important work ready and leadership skills necessary to be successful in today’s competitive employment market. These skills are taught through fun and energetic leadership workshops. SLP also exposes students to high demand career opportunities at companies and businesses in Metro East. Click Here to learn more about the different learning experiences in SLP.

SLP meets three times during the school year. There is a Kickoff Celebration each fall, three Explore Sessions and a Year-End Celebration. Sophomore students will have two additional summer opportunities including SLP Serves and Summer Experience Trip.

Part of being in SLP is being fully committed.  Students who are selected for SLP will sign a commitment form along with their parents that outlines the requirements for program completion and to graduate from SLP.  Students who do not meet the requirements may be removed from the program.

There is no cost for students to apply or for students who are selected for SLP.  All program costs are covered by Gulfstream and the program sponsors.

The five SLP events are held during the school day. SLP Serves and the Summer Experience Trip are held during the summer between sophomore and junior year.  Students will be excused from school to attend SLP events that take place during school.

Transportation is provided from your school to all SLP events.

SLP sessions are held at different locations throughout Metro East. Explore Sessions are held at area businesses.   Kickoff and Year End Celebration take place at fun event venues in the area.

Click Here to learn more about the events that are part of SLP.

A teacher adviser is a teacher from your school that is assigned to your class in SLP. They will be responsible for reminding you about upcoming SLP events, regularly communicating with you about SLP and serving as your chaperone to all SLP events.

A community adviser is a business or community leader who volunteers with SLP. They are assigned to a group to mentor, co-facilitate the leadership workshops and provide valuable experience and advice to students in the program?

All students and volunteers will be given an SLP shirt and name tag.