2022 Endurance of the Spirit

July 8, 2022 through July 29, 2022

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Twice Exceptional (2E) Young Adults Ages 18 – 26 

Humanitarian Inclusivity Through Community Development

The Endurance of the Spirit 2022 Summer Program will be launched on July 8-29, 2022, and based on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Endurance of the Spirit is a term and concept developed by another twice expectational adult, Veronica Lieb-Crawford, Founder of People Achieving Results Together (PART). Its Mission is based on bringing people together through kindness, compassion, and empathy in a common cause of building community inclusion for disenfranchised members of society.

In this 3-week program at NAU, carefully selected attendees will be challenged in ways not often offered in most summer program experiences. Each person participating possesses unique ways of demonstrating what it is for them to be truly twice-exceptional (2e) and through their summer experiences, will begin to fully realize their unique gifts as young adults as they build social/emotional, intuitive, introspective, and insightful meaning in ways they can expand and use in other areas of their lives.

The inspiration for this unique and future-driven gathering has its roots in looking at the history of other 2e individuals in our world today, and those from the past who have provided us a rich history and legacy from all over the world who are now celebrated as 2e individuals today!

LDI and PART are excited to partner this summer experience integrating this vision by bringing these extraordinary young adults together to film and produce a documentary about the unique ways those with 2e can change the world by bringing a small part of our complicated world together through their creative and ingenious methods.

What they will experience

  • Live out a process of personal transformation by embracing kindness, compassion, and empathy.
  • Develop a greater capacity for seeing/understanding themselves and others in a variety of inter/intrapersonal situations.
  • Enhancing knowledge of current trends in citizen advocacy and finding common ground through direct engagement with everyday people, community leaders, and others.
  • Personal enlightenment about the Equality of Human Rights for all and how documentaries can be a start towards building inclusive communities.

Key Elements In The 3-Week Program

  • Engaging minority groups in the Flagstaff community in the production of The Endurance of the Spirit Program.
  • Program participants around the cause-related theme work together daily and weekly on how it collectively impacts all human life.
  • Scheduled meetings arranged and filmed student interviews with community leaders regarding the human life cause selected.
  • Completion of a final, short documentary production demonstrating the creativity of 2e students using kindness, compassion, and empathy is achieved by understanding one another, authentic openness, and Endurance of the Spirit.

Important Factors and Examples About Endurance of the Spirit 2e Young Adults

  • Can often find difficulty and frustration in school or work environments
  • Benefit from organization, structure, socially expected levels of participation
  • Frequently benefit from long-term planning, especially when in key roles
  • Are highly creative, verbal, imaginative, curious, with strong problem-solving ability
  • Have a wide range of interests (rarely single interest-oriented) and a variety of skills in synthesizing, intuition, insight, forecasting, etc.
  • Tend to be shy, also prefer to have “alone time” more introverted-but not isolated by choice


Limited Scholarships Are Available – The Endurance of the Spirit Summer Academy program tuition is $7,500. Tuition covers all classes, course materials, housing, meals, and activities. Travel expenses and weekly spending money is additional.

Due to limited space, a $750 deposit (applied to Academy tuition) is required upon acceptance and will be returned if the Endurance of the Spirit candidate withdraws before June 1, 2022.

Explore Arizona

In a relaxed and fun atmosphere, participants will have an opportunity to make new friends and enjoy participating in social events while developing social confidence and competence with peers. Endurance of the Spirit participants will experience a wide range of social activities in community-based settings such as restaurants, entertainment, art galleries, museums, and shopping.

Within a short distance of NAU, prior groups have explored magnificent area attractions including Lowell’s Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Walnut Canyon, and the Arizona Snowbowl. Within 90 minutes of Flagstaff lies the world-renowned Red Rock area of Sedona, Antelope Canyon, Sliderock State Park, Oak Creek Canyon, and the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

Endurance of the Spirit participants will live on the NAU campus, in shared suites, with amenities that include:

  • Furnished suites with bathrooms
  • On-site retail including Starbucks and Market
  • A 24-hour fitness center with cardio and strength machines
  • Frisbee golf course, Challenge Ropes course, and rock climbing wall
  • Game room with billiards, foosball, air hockey, poker table, Xbox 360, and PS3
  • Theater room and study lounge
  • Computer center, iPad bar, and Wi-Fi hotspots
  • On-site LDI staff and interns

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In-person summer program for twice-exceptional (2e) young adults with Autism, ADHD, LD, & NVLD

Please connect with LDI’s Admissions Team or call us directly at 623-773-1545 to learn more about the program and start the application process.

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