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Future Leaders in Public Service Conference (FLIPS) Application

The Conference Chair of Service with a Name (SWAN), a 501(c)3 nonprofit and student organization at Harvard College dedicated to catalyzing involvement, careers, and therefore lives, in public service for youth around the country, through mentorship, social engagement, and dynamic, outgoing community building has an exciting opportunity for Arizona High School students.


FLIPS is a 2-day conference on Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts for high schoolers who aspire to be our nation’s future leaders in fields of public service, which encompass government, sustainability, education, justice reform, the nonprofit sector, and more.

Download the FLIPS 2024 Conference Flyer

High school students are placed in small groups, each led by a current Harvard College student, providing a unique opportunity for mentorship and leadership development. Attendees experience a glimpse of college life at a top university, hone personal goals, and cultivate skills to bring back to their communities and to utilize in their current and future roles as leaders focused on the public good.

FLIPS represents a unique opportunity for students to distinguish themselves and to highlight their true commitment to becoming future leaders in public service.

SWAN is inviting students from across the country to apply for the opportunity to attend FLIPS. If you know any students who might be a good fit for the 2024 Future Leaders in Public Service Conference, please nominate them here or have them apply here. Applications are due February 11th, 2024. We want to be as inclusive as possible, and will be providing financial support to students who cannot afford to attend!

Hear from past FLIPS students:

“I enjoyed the mix of workshops and panels, and how much you guys cared about us connecting with each other. I loved seeing Harvard and hearing about all of your experiences there. I also loved that you didn’t just teach us techniques, but gave us something to take with us back to our communities. I left feeling extremely inspired to go back to New York and work my hardest to benefit my community.”

“I loved meeting new friends and learning about so many different perspectives of my fellow peers, speakers and panels! This was such a wonderful experience and I am so thankful that I got a great understanding as to how I can develop my leadership in public service for the future!”

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