Please forward the below information to any high school aged young women you know, this is a FREE program except for a $10 application fee and travel costs. The application is due 16 Feb 2011! I have placed some information about the retreat below but I encourage you to visit www.runningstartonline.org to view the application and to learn more about this amazing program that introduces young women to politics.
I had the pleasure of volunteering for this great organization when I lived in the DC Metro area and the young women that I have met witnessing this program are AMAZING! These young women inspire ME to follow my dreams! I wish I had something like this when I was in high school…so PLEASE share this opportunity with a young woman you know. Let us together take female political leadership to the next level!
Finally, in 2009 program received 30,000 applicants for about 50 spots. Please encourage the young women in your life to not only apply but to apply EARLY!
Good Luck to Any Young Women You Have Apply!
– DNMP Politico
Additional Information About the YWPL Retreat:
The girls will learn about political leadership by working with inspirational women leaders, including Congresswomen and other elected officials and leaders in business, media and law. Experts in public speaking and advocacy will train them. We will put their own leadership in the context of the history of women in politics, and show them how vital their participation is. The girls will have the chance to practice their own leadership skills with both their peers and experts in the political field. They will learn by doing, and most of the sessions will be highly interactive. By the end of the summer retreat they will have gained confidence in their own leadership abilities, and be ready to bring their leadership to their schools and communities.