High School Program
Someone referred you to apply to the Summer 2023 High School Program!
Including virtual and in-person programming!
May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14
7 - 8:30 PM Eastern
With some independent projects to complete
June 21 & 22
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.
January 27: Priority Application Deadline
February 17: Regular Application Deadline
March 3: Decisions Sent
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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