Summer Youth Institute 2024

Summer Youth Institute

June 14-22, 2024
University of Mississippi

The Summer Youth Institute (SYI) 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 2024 program will be held in-person at the University of Mississippi. If you have any questions, please contact

(New!) Application Deadline: May 13

Summer Mentor Program

SYI Dates: June 13-22

The Alluvial Collective Summer Mentor Cohort is looking for young adult educators, organizers, scholars, and relationship builders to be a part of the 2024 Summer Youth Institute hosted by the University of Mississippi.

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.

(New!) Application Deadline: May 13

Support our collective movement to end inequity for all people.