Grab The Torch believes each youth will contribute to the greater good and enhance her life when given an effective foundation in leadership, ethics, purpose and philanthropy. We amplify students’ life toolboxes by enhancing their self-awareness and worth, essential skills, social-emotional learning and community understanding. Through GTT experiences, we seek to enhance students’ personal relationships, service and college experiences, and career opportunities. Enhancing the whole of the student.

Summer Institutes

Our educational Summer Institutes for high school girls focus on leadership, ethics, purpose and philanthropy. We feel developing knowledge and skills in these core areas is essential to thrive in everyday life, college, professions, and community. Through site visits, group work, presentations and individual exploration, the GTT experience is facilitated by seasoned educators, successful business and non-profit leaders, and Grab The Torch alumni. Learn More

Grab The Torch Online

Available spring 2020, Grab The Torch Online is an experience in leadership, philanthropy, active citizenship and social-emotional growth for high school students. This learning resource is designed to enhance a high school or youth organization’s leadership, service, and social-emotional programming with online learning modules and a Facilitator’s Guide that provides recommended on-site activities to meet learning and developmental goals. Our Online modules can be weaved into advisory programming, leadership councils and programs, service and service learning programs, and academic classes. Learn More


Please note that the application for the Summer Institute Program includes a $10 nonrefundable application fee. To apply, visit the online application and complete the steps. Please take note of the application deadline. An important part of the application process is the 1,000-6,000 word essay response. Apply Online

Information about the 2020 Summer Institutes including locations, dates, and tuition will be available soon.


“As a parent, it is wonderful and humbling to be able to watch your kids’ share their inner desires and also to learn from those around them who have proven to be very successful. GTT is an opportunity of a lifetime that results in a life changing experience. I am pleased that both of my kids have been able to participate in this adventure and I am inspired by the lives that they have already touched through their work at GTT.”