GirlGov Summer Leadership Academy is an opportunity to spend two weeks of your summer learning how to make a HUGE difference in your community, meet other passionate young women in your city, and have a ton of FUN all at once!

This year the Women and Girls Foundation has teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to create the GirlGov Leadership Summer Academy to serve girls of excellence in our area who are interested in learning more about civics, activism, and their own leadership potential. The program will take place for two weeks this summer, July 6 – July 17th, on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

The GirlGov Summer Leadership Academy is a project of the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF), a non-profit organization working to break down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar.  Over the last ten years, WGF has served over one thousand girls through their school-year based GirlGov program which currently serves girls in 7 counties and over 60 schools. But now it is time to take it to the next level…..

From July 6 – July 17th   Girls will Take Over the City!

The GGSLA program includes three core learning components: advocacy and leadership curriculum taught in the college classroom; professional and networking skills learned through an internship at a local elected official’s office; and the opportunity to put these learnings into practice by developing a social action project to bring back to their school and community. All GGSLA participants will intern at the City-County buildings in Downtown, Pittsburgh.

GirlGov Summer Leadership Academy is designed for young women who have the capacity and curiosity to dedicate themselves to a two-week college classroom experience, the workplace environment at city hall, and who would like to change the world, all while building community and having fun!

Visit for more information and to enroll today!

  • Tuition for Early Registration is discounted at $995 until March 1st, 2020 and must be paid in full at the time of registration. (This fee includes a $250 non-refundable deposit.)
  • Regular Tuition for registrations on or after March 2nd, 2020 is $1250 (this fee includes a $250 non-refundable deposit.)  Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration OR you may elect pay a $250 deposit at the time of registration. All final payments are due by June 1, 2020.

Registration is limited.  Applicants will be accepted in the order they are received.

Questions?  For more detailed information about the GirlGov Summer Leadership Academy, please take a look at the GGSLA website or contact Beth Sondel at