On June 16, 11 Summer Academy participants gathered at the main LDI campus and began their journey towards becoming Emerging Leaders. After an orientation, they headed to Northern Arizona University (NAU), in Flagstaff, Arizona unpacked their bags into their dorms and began to establish friendships.

The rest of the week had them taking a tour of the Northern Arizona University campus to orientate themselves with the campus environment, and began instruction and skill-building session with students through the National Center for Student Leadership Group