Shelton Leadership Challenge


CFF Offers Leadership Challenge Scholarships to Student Leaders

Each year, the Carolinas Freedom Foundation offers 30 area high school students rising 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to attend the weeklong General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge. Students must hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate high moral character and possess leadership skills.

Retired General Hugh Shelton, also the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently established the General H. Shelton Leadership Initiative for Leadership Development to train students in developing strong leadership skills. A North Carolina native and graduate of North Carolina State University, General Shelton returned to his home state to inspire, educate and develop values-based leaders throughout communities in North Carolina. The program was created in the belief that leadership must be based on four core values: honesty, compassion, integrity and diversity.

The 2016 session in Charlotte will be held on the campus of UNC-C with the opening ceremony set for June 26 - July 1, 2016. To apply for a scholarship to the General Hugh Shelton Youth Leadership Challenge please contact:
Rita Gutierrez

The weeklong camp curriculum includes:

Leadership roles and accountability
Team building
Goal setting
Integrity as a leader
Leadership styles and situations
Changing behaviors and motivating others
Public speaking skills

“Thank you so much! I will remember this great opportunity forever.” LK

“Thank you for this incredible experience. I learned so much about myself.” HG

“Working with other young people like me through the seminars, rope courses and activities, I feel that I learned life skills and gained leadership experience.” KR

To learn more about the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge, please visit: