Summer Youth Institute 2023

Application Deadline: May 5

Summer Youth Institute

June 10-17, 2023
Delta State University

The Summer Youth Institute is a curated learning experience for rising sophomore and junior high school students who are Mississippi residents. SYI develops leadership, self-awareness, and community appreciation in students who desire to make an impact. Students participate in themed workshops where they:

  • Learn the importance of relationship-building;
  • Internalize the value of using their voices;
  • Learn the significance of social and personal mindfulness and civic engagement.

The 2023 program will be held in-person at Delta State University. If you have any questions, please contact

Summer Mentor Program

SYI Dates: June 10-17
Mandatory Mentor Training: June 8-9

The Alluvial Collective Summer Mentor Cohort is looking for young adult educators, organizers, scholars, and relationship builders to be a part of the 2023 Summer Youth Institute hosted by Delta State University.

For more than a decade, amazing young leaders have come together for this 10-day experiential learning program built for high-school age leaders from all over Mississippi.

Application Deadline: April 30

Support our collective movement to end inequity for all people.