The Women and Girls Foundation has teamed up with the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh 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 8 – July 19th, 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…..

During July 8 – July 19th   Girls will Take Over the City!

The 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 during a team-led social action project in the final week of the program. On July 10, 11, and 12th 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!

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Early Bird Registration
*If paid in full by April 15th

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

Questions?  Call 412-434-4883