A High School Leadership Program for
Underrepresented High School Sophomores and Juniors
Applications for 2022 have closed, thank you to all who applied!
SUPER 20 is a high school leadership program that helps underrepresented students find their purpose in their college and career paths. It provides the resources, support, and coaching to help motivated college-bound high school students reach their true potential.
SUPER 20 gives students:
- A $2,000 scholarship to the U.S. college of their choice.
- Coaching with a successful professionals who provide advice and feedback on SUPER 20 activities.
- A two-week online leadership course in summer 2022.
The program is open now for students from underrepresented groups such as:
- Racial/ethnic minorities
- First-generation students (first in family to go to college)
- Students from underprivileged backgrounds
- Students in underrepresented majors
SUPER 20 Summer 2022 Tentative Schedule
Our SUPER 20 recipients will participate in these leadership development activities. All times are subject to change.
Virtual Welcome Meeting for Students and Parents
Online Orientation Meeting
Online Meet and Greet for Students, Coaches, and SUPER 20 Staff
Virtual Leadership Development Courses. Students will meet 8 am-noon CST Monday through Friday.
SUPER 20 Partners
What students from the inaugural SUPER 20 class say about the program
“This workshop was really fulfilling, and I felt like I could pull away with a lot more thought and insight. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and spoke—it was a wonderful meeting!”
“I really enjoyed my time during the SUPER 20 Training Weeks, and I will continue to value my experiences forever. I appreciate everything and everyone involved in making this a successful program. The coaches, presenters, and students were all absolutely wonderful and I look forward to interacting with them all again.”
“THANK YOU! I appreciate everything that I’ve learned, the friendships I’ve made, and I am grateful for meeting everyone who will help shape my future. SUPER20 will hold a special place in my heart. Again, thank you.”
How students find their purpose through the 4 Pillars of the SUPER 20 program
This high school leadership program helps students develop their path to becoming great leaders. Through team projects, the study of different leadership styles, and self-awareness activities, students discover their leadership style and work to fulfill their leadership potential.
Students take a deep dive into the definition of service along with the exploration of different service types, organizations, and structures. They’ll then put words into action through 30 hours of volunteering and experiential learning.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
How do each of us view diversity, equity, and inclusion? How do organizations—businesses, nonprofits, campuses, and government agencies—address them? Students study these questions through each SUPER 20 student’s point of view.
Each SUPER 20 participant will evaluate their current education and career goals, explore their strengths and interests, and match their career interests to specific college programs to ensure the highest success rate.
What high school counselors say about SUPER 20
“SUPER 20 is the ideal program starting at the perfect age to help students discover who they are and their purpose in today’s world, all while rewarding them with ways to achieve those aspirations through mentorship and scholarship. I find much value in the SUPER 20 program precisely because of their emphasis on developing students’ purpose and giving underrepresented students opportunities they otherwise may not have.”
—Chris Wood, College & Career Counselor, CAPS Solutions Instructor, Cedar Falls High School (Iowa)
“This life changing opportunity will allow students just like those at my school—first-generation, low-income, underserved populations—to not only find their passions, abilities and strength, but to pursue these beyond high school. SUPER 20 will allow these students to rise above their current situation, find personal success and then change the world to help the generations to come. My biggest hope is that SUPER 20 will start a trend nationwide and more companies will create similar programs to help all of our nation’s students.”
—Melanie Hildebrandt, College Counselor, Counseling Department Lead, Johansen High School (California)
Colleges and universities, put your swag in our SUPER 20 Swag Box!
As part of the SUPER 20 Leadership Program, each selected student receives a SUPER 20 RNL Swag Box with useful gifts and fun swag!
Now you have a chance to put your branded school merchandise in the SUPER 20 Swag Box and have your institution right in front of these motivated, high achieving high school students. The SUPER 20 students can use their scholarship on the school of their choice, so this is an opportunity to promote your school to them.
If you would like the chance to have your college items included in the SUPER 20 Swag Box, complete the contact form below before May 21 and we will contact you.
Here is an an example of the kind of RNL Swag Box SUPER 20 students will receive. You can have your branded items included in the box that we will give to the SUPER 20 participants.