The ACS Athens ICCT/University of Richmond Summer Leadership Institute requested talented high school students to participate in a unique, academic experience. The Leadership Course was initiated on June 23rd of 2010 in Athens, was continued in Richmond, Virginia and was finalized in Washington, DC on July 9th. The partnership amongst the institutions of ACS Athens and the University of Richmond combined core values and critical educational goals. The experience taught me of the importance of developing leadership skills, the siginifance of ethical decision making in the exercise of leadership as well as the magnitude of active citizenship in our communities. The significance of this collaboration was not only the successful qualities of leadership that were promoted, but also the varied locations of the course. Athens served as the introductory session of our experience; here we participated in interactive activities and group discussions in attempt to better understand the complex nature of leadership. Nonetheless, the University of Richmond experience was the most crucial aspect of our trip; here we were taught by the Professor of the Jepson School of Leadership, Thomas Wren, author of The Leader's Companion. Moreover, Professor Wren ignited our interest in leadership, by discussing leaders of the 20th and 21st century and the qualities they possessed. Finally, this life-changing experience was completed in Washington, DC, in which we learned how to apply the concept of leadership to our everyday lives. Being in the capital of the United States of America, the powerhouse of the great nation, presented us with an exemplary application of proper leaders and successful leadership demonstration. As the values of the Jepson School of Leadership promised us, the experience educated us on how to become active leaders of our community and our world.