DENVER — The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit committed to building resources and leading change so that every woman and girl in the state achieves her full potential, is now accepting applications for its Girls’ Leadership Council to take place July 27-Aug. 2 on the University of Denver campus.
Girls’ Leadership Council is a prestigious program created by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, coordinated in partnership with Girls Inc. of Metro Denver. The program inspires girls to be future leaders, advocates and philanthropists. Participants will engage in a challenging, hands-on program that allows each girl to discover the power to make an impact in her community and reach her full potential. Applications are now available online at www.wfco.org/GLC and are due Monday at 5 p.m.
Through a competitive application and interview process, The Women’s Foundation will invite 20 diverse high school sophomore girls to participate in the one-week summer program. Participants will learn about the latest research on the status of women and girls in Colorado, educational opportunities and economic security for women and girls as well as women in leadership and media, career paths for women, and participate in extensive team and skills-building activities.
“The Girls’ Leadership Council is an amazing opportunity for Colorado’s high school sophomore girls to participate in a program that has the potential to impact the rest of their lives,” said Louise Atkinson, president and CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. “During a week-long intensive program, the GLC girls acquire life-long leadership skills while also learning about important issues affecting women and girls in Colorado and even more importantly, how they can make change by using the power of philanthropy.”
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Any high school sophomore girl in Colorado who will be a junior during the 2014-15 school year and is no older than age 17, is eligible to apply. Applicant must have a strong interest in and history of extracurricular, volunteer or paid activity in her school and/or community. Applicants should also demonstrate a strong academic record. While GPA will be reviewed, the overall academic assessment will take into account GPA, specific class performance and variety of course enrollment.
At the end of the Girls’ Leadership Council, two exemplary participants will be selected to each receive a $1,500 Dottie Lamm Leadership Award to support their future educational expenses.