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Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp

Leadership Bootcamp
Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp

Back for its second year! This weekend-long, all-expenses-paid Leadership Bootcamp is happening February 23-25, 2024 in Washington D.C. 

About the Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp

  • Are you interested in sparking discussion and action on issues you care about on your campus?  
  • Do you find yourself engaging in activities on campus related to student government, social or environmental justice, or voter advocacy? 
  • Would you like to learn more about how fiscal and economic issues are connected to other pressing policy areas?  
  • Would you like to launch your own community action event?


Through a weekend-long program, the Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp will help you engage in skill-building and actionable learning related to fiscal policy and community organizing. Attendees will return to campus with the tools, resources, and funding to launch their own community action engagement between March and May. 

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Up to Us Leadership Bootcamp! Due to overwhelming interest, we have closed applications at this moment. 


  • This opportunity is open to individuals in the U.S. who are at least 18 years of age.


  • Access to thought leaders and changemakers from a variety of backgrounds 
  • Connections with like-minded individuals from across the country 
  • Knowledge of economic and fiscal policy and its various implications at local, state, and federal levels 
  • Experience crafting a policy solution to the growing national debt and presenting it to an expert panel during the Policy Sprint
  • Resources and $200 in funding to launch their own community organizing activity during the Spring 2024 semester 
  • BONUS: Individuals who organize excellent community organizing activities will be paired with a mentor through the Clinton Global Initiative University and access to CGI U regional events 

Questions? Contact Us!

Supported by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation