Active Citizenship Immersion Program

The Active Citizenship Immersion Program provides current and rising high school students with an experiential opportunity to learn about democracy, citizenship, and leadership–while exploring the practice and profession of community organizing with staff, leaders, and partners of MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action & Hope). This immersive program will give students the opportunity to look at social issues in their own communities through the lens of organizing and build the skills to make an impact on those issues–both in the future as adults and today as young people.

To Apply: Please see click the second tier "Program Details & Registration" in the accordion below.

Registration Timeline: May 15th - June 16th*

*Current University High students will be given priority status. Applications will be considered in the order they are received, so do not wait. Apply today!





Type of program: Non-residential - Students fully experience the University of Memphis facilities but won’t overstay at UofM campus. These programs will be supported by UofM faculty and/or staff, and each day will feature time in the community, academic immersion, and/or a combination of service, leadership, and cultural activities to enhance their student experience. This program is mainly designed for local and/or regional participants but national and international students may participate if their families are able to take care of them every evening/night.

Program Details

Who: Rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Location: Fogelman Building – University of Memphis

When: Monday June, 26th – Friday June 30th

Cost: $200 (Includes materials, lunch and transportation for one evening activity)



Registration Limit: 20 students

To register, complete the following steps:

  • Fill out the Application form by clicking |Link
    • Optional – Confirm if you will need financial support at the end of the registration form.

A confirmation email noting your application has been received will be sent. Please note this email *saves your spot as a pre-registered student. To be fully registered please follow the next steps:

  • Complete the Medical Form | Link (Please note It might say “SAIL Medical Form”. Do not worry, it will go to your Active Citizenship Immersion)
  • Submit the registration fee  ($200) | Link (Please note It might say “SAIL Medical Form”. Do not worry, it will go to your Active Citizenship Immersion)
    • or make sure you received an email confirming you were assigned financial aid

*If you do not complete this process, your pre-registration will be considered incomplete, and you won't be able to participate in the program. 

Sample Schedule

8:30 AM – 8:50 AM | Arrival

9 AM | Session

11 AM | Lunch

12 PM | Session

3 PM | Dismissal 

Monday June 26th there will be a meeting with Local/County authorities in the evening. Transportation will be included.