SAIL prepares high school students to assume leadership roles within the Foundation, their schools, and the community as well as prepare them for their post-secondary pursuits.  It is our hope that the skills developed through the program are translated into future success.  Students participate in workshops that cover everything from resume writing and preparing for job interviews to recognizing personal leadership qualities and capitalizing on those qualities to be successful.

The Foundation provides opportunities for SAIL students to gain invaluable work experience, acquire essential skills, and demonstrate their leadership during the summer through the Pillors of Excellence Summer Internship Program and the Staff Training Enrichment Program (STEP).

The Pillors of Excellence Summer Internship Program (PESIP) began in 2004 under the leadership of the late Brenda Pillors, Ph.D., an AnBryce Foundation Board member. Dr. Pillors offered internship opportunities on Capitol Hill to high school participants of the AnBryce Foundation programs when served as Chief of Staff to former Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and as Legislative Director for the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY). Her passion for mentoring young people and public service was unsurpassed. Dr. Pillors passed away suddenly in 2005 but her legacy continues through the internship program.

PESIP has expanded to include valuable and practical internship opportunities in the arts, philanthropy and education. The program is named in Dr. Pillors’ honor. Interns are placed in professional environments and supervised by workplace professionals.

Participation in Student Adventures in Leadership (SAIL) is mandatory for all students who want to be considered for a Pillors internship and as a STEP at Camp Dogwood Summer Academy

2018 Spring Dates

January 27, February 10, February 24

March 10, 17, 24

April 7, 10

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