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We will be hosting our largest cohort ever for our 2019 Summer Institute! We still have a few slots available across our four sites in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Newark — if you are or know a young woman or gender-expansive youth who lives and/or goes to school in New York City or Newark and is entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade or their first year of college and wants to explore leadership and activism, please apply now!

During our Summer Institute, we bring together dynamic young leaders like YOU to share ideas, reflect on experiences, meet amazing role models, and to help transform your community through direct action. During the summer you and your peers will have the opportunity to build community, critical consciousness, and college and career skills. We offer classes, workshops, mentionship opportunities, conversation with women leaders, field trips and opportunities to explore your own and others’ leadership.


* MANHATTAN: Bard Early College High School Manhattan, at 525 E. Houston St. NY, NY 10002 [now FULL - Waiting List Only]

* QUEENS: Bard Early College High School and The Academy of Finance and Enterprise, at 30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City [priority for applicants who live and/or go to school in Queens but open to other NYC students]

* BROOKLYN Site: Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA), 125 Stuyvesant Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant [priority for applicants who live and/or go to school in Queens but open to other NYC students]

* NEWARK Site: Rutgers University - Newark

STIPEND: Participants can earn up to $300 for their participation based on attendance throughout the program. NYC Participants receive an unlimited metrocard for the duration of program.

PROCESS: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until we fill all the slots. We will prioritize applicants who can attend all 6 weeks of Summer Institute and contribute to the overall diversity of our cohort.

Questions? Contact Denise —