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High School Program


Summer 2023 High School Program

Including virtual and in-person programming!

Virtual Programming

May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14

7 - 8:30 PM Eastern

With some independent projects to complete

In-Person Programming

June 21 & 22

Washington, DC

Program Fee


Need-based scholarships available

Program fee includes lodging on the nights of June 20, 21, and 22

and food on June 21 and 22. 

It does not include travel to and from Washington, DC. 


Newly Extended Deadline: March 31

Spend the summer learning to run for office.

Do you want to change your community for the better?
Is it hard to find a group of friends who also care about politics?
Want to get politically involved, but don’t know where to start?

This program is for you!

You’ll develop leadership skills in a supportive, nonpartisan setting.
You'll learn from high-level political mentors and women in Congress.
You’ll also make lifelong friends in a campaign simulation.


The diverse community of politically ambitious women in the High School Program

helped me see myself as a candidate. 

It makes me optimistic about our country’s future.

Rana Abdelhamid, Alum
Former Candidate, NY's 12th Congressional District

86% of alums said the program gave them the confidence to believe that they would be qualified to run for office in the future!

Every interaction was met with overwhelming support.

It was these connections that made the High School Program

a once-in-a-lifetime experience and helped me

feel belonging among a group of amazing people.

Ellie Hodges, Alum

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