Program for Entering High School Sophomores

  • June 15 – 19
  • 10:45 AM to 5 PM
  • Sessions take place at the Tenley Study Center

Why Practical Leadership Seminar?

In every day and age – no less in our own time – there are challenges which both society and individuals face. It is not enough simply to navigate one’s own way through these challenges. There is a need for men in every sector of civic life who dedicate their talent, time, and energy in service to those around them. Leaders are not born, but made – through dint of effort. The goal of the Practical Leadership Seminar is to spur young men on in their development of key leadership virtues and skills, specifically:

  • Fortitude
  • Good judgment
  • Spirit of service
  • Professional excellence
  • Effective communication

Application and Payment Information

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, space is very limited and all participants will be required to sign a waiver. Priority will be given to boys who have already applied to PLS in Pittsburgh and also to those who attend Tenley programs most frequently.

If you’ve already applied to PLS in Pittsburgh: 1) Please fill out an application; 2) You are not required to submit an essay; 3) you will automatically be admitted. 

Electronic/Smartphone Policy

In order to foster friendship and dialogue among the participants, cell phones and other electronic devices will be collected by the staff. In case of emergencies, to contact your son right away, please call Lucas Lopes at (202) 445-4640.

Medical and Liability Release Form

Please click on the picture below to print a medical release form.