What is Summer Institute?

At Sadie Nash we believe that all young women are leaders NOW! Summer Institute gives young women (who we call Nashers) the opportunity  to explore their current and future leadership while building a strong sisterhood with other young women.

Summer Institute is an award-winning 6-week summer program for self-identified young women currently attending high school. Throughout the program, Nashers question and redefine traditional notions of leadership by engaging in courses about society, identity, social justice, and a range of other topics designed to foster critical thinking and a feeling of community. 

Every week Nashers participate in workshops, attend field trips, and meet accomplished women leaders in order to strengthen their connections to each other, to learn more about their leadership, and to equip them with tools to transform their communities, their lives and their world.

Quick Facts

  • Summer Institute is an intensive 6-week program that will run from July and August, Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 4:30pm.
  • The program is open to all self-identified  young women in high school who live in New York City and Newark, NJ.
  • All participants receive a weekly stipend and unlimited metrocard
  • The program includes social justice classes, field trips, workshops, and meeting women leaders


Who should apply?

Sadie Nash is committed to diversity and inclusion, meaning we serve all self-identified young women (this includes young people who identify as trans, gender fluid, and gender non-conforming). You must live in NYC  or Newark, NJ and be enrolled in high school.


How do you apply?

We hope you consider applying to Summer Institute! The application cycle for Summer Institute is currently closed.