Anytown Youth Leadership Institute

Anytown Youth Leadership Institute is an eight-day, full immersion, residential program for high school youth interested in making their school and community environments more socially just. Participants have the opportunity to explore topics of discrimination through experiential exercises and group dialogue, while making close friends from across the state and St. Louis region. Students leave Anytown as young people dedicated to creating a society based on inclusion, trust, and mutual respect.

Anytown Youth Leadership Institute 2017

June 25, 2017-July 2, 2017

Hosted at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy



Young people interested in learning more about social justice and who are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, or are between the ages of 15 and 18, are encouraged to participate in Anytown. Current high school seniors will be accepted on a limited basis. Download the Anytown brochure here.


Anytown staff is made up of a diverse group of leaders from recent Anytown graduates to adults from diverse professional backgrounds and life experiences. Staff undergo extensive training prior to Anytown. Read more about staff positions and download applications  for Delegate Leaders and Faculty Leads here. 

After Anytown

Every student who graduates can enroll in our Aligning and Leveraging Leadership in Youth (ALLY) program. This program is included in the Anytown price and extends throughout the academic school year. To learn more about ALLY, please visit our ALLY webpage. 

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While the full cost of Anytown, per delegate, is $2,700, the tuition for delegates to attend is $1,300, as a result of our fundraising efforts. This amount includes tuition, lodging, food, program materials, and access to year-round activities offered through our ALLY program.


NCCJ is proud to have a number of scholarships available to students who qualify. Please contact Ro Kicker, to learn about the details of obtaining a scholarship.

Applying for Anytown

Interested participants are asked to fill out an Anytown application and send it to NCCJSTL.  Download the application here or contact Ro Kicker, 314-432-2525, to have an application mailed to you.

For additional information, please visit the Anytown Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact Ro Kicker, CDFT, via email at or phone at 314-432-2525. 


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