Institute for Responsible Citizenship

We Inspire Lives of Purpose

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  • Empowering Girls to Change Their World

In the Institute for Responsible Citizenship upper school girls experience the intersection of civic engagement, compassionate leadership, and ethical decision-making in the context of responsible citizenship. They explore specific ares of interest to augment their classroom experience and discover how their individual talents and contributions can lead to rewarding careers as well as lives of purpose.

The Institute provides a framework to harness the energy and curiosity of youthful idealism. We empower girls to change their world.  

myExperience is an intensive multi-year experiential learning opportunity for highly motivated students.

Leads, Serves, and Invests are foundational Hutchison programs that engage and challenge girls at their own pace.

Immersive Learning opportunties apply the theories of civic engagement, leadership, and public policy to real-life experiences.


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    Nick Simpson 

    Director of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship
    (901) 762-6679
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    Makayla Boswell 

    Director of Hutchison Leads

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  • myExperience

    Hutchison’s myExperience Program (short for multi-year experience) is a new comprehensive three-and-a-half-year initiative for high-achieving upper school girls to elevate their civic engagement and leadership skills in a structured co-curricular learning opportunity. Thought-provoking peer discussions and regular meetings with an assigned mentor, along with relevant travel and internships culminate in a college-level self-directed research paper or project. 

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  • Leads, Serves, and Invests

    The established Hutchison Leads, Hutchison Serves, and Hutchison Invests programs embody the school’s commitment to living lives of purpose. These foundational programs remain as key components of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship. Girls can choose from the robust programming of Leads, Serves, and Invests to pursue unique classroom and community-based opportunities to enhance their upper school experiences and even explore possible career paths.
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Immersive Learning

Through internships, fellowships, and global travel, girls engage with mentors and explore career opportunities, and broaden their horizons with travel related to Institute programming. Girls also participate in a yearlong series of through-provoking seminars that are tailored for each grade. Topics range from career and internship opportunities to civil discourse and financial literacy.