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Hosted by the Young Women’s Advisory Council of the Young Women’s Initiative of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, the GirlsLEAD Summit is an opportunity for girls between the ages of 12-24 residing in the District of Columbia to learn, connect, gain valuable skills and lift their voices on the issues that are important to them and impact their communities and neighborhoods.
The GirlsLEAD Summit is open to young women and girls of color, gender non-conforming youth, and transgender girls between the ages of 12-24 that reside in the District of Columbia.
No, you do not have to be enrolled in a DC Public or Charter school to attend the Summit. Our only requirement is that you reside in the District.
The Summit is free for youth and chaperones, but space is limited to 250 young people. There is a cost of $75 for practitioners.
Sure thing! Grab 2 or 3 of your closest friends and submit a workshop proposal on any topic that you’d like. You don’t have to have previous experience presenting a workshop—just an eagerness to share your knowledge and experience with other girls. You can present on street harassment or violence; homelessness and affordable housing for young people; education, STEM, or health; or social media.
To submit a workshop proposal, please click here.
The Summit will be held at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) at the Student Center. The University is metro accessible. Local transportation scholarships are also available.
Absolutely! We can provide a letter to your school, parents, guardians or teachers about the conference and its benefits to your educational experience.