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Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute Hosts Summer Youth Programs: Open to young people from across the country who are interested in a unique, community-based approach to leadership training.

Apr 28, 2018 10:35PM

Activating Leadership participants and parents at closing ceremony, summer 2017

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI) is now accepting applications for its summer programs, which are open to young people from across the country who are interested in the unique, community-based approach to leadership training based on the Eileen Fisher Inc. practices of “creativity, confidence, connection and community.”

All of EFLI’s summer programs for young women and young men will be held at the Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington. Adults and youth in grades 8 through 12 may apply.

Now in its eighth year, EFLI has supported more than 4,000 participants in their own leadership development, and it continues to expand its award-winning programs to reach more people of all ages.

EFLI’s summer offerings for young women include two nonresidential programs: Activating Leadership, for grades 9 to 12 (two sessions, July 16-20 and August 6-10); and Awakening Leadership, for rising 9th graders (August 13-17). Activating Leadership National (July 30-August 3) is a residential program for young women in grades 10-12. 

“Now more than ever, we believe it’s time to offer young women the tools they need to become the next generation of leaders we see in the world,” says Antoinette Klatzky, executive director of EFLI.

Summer program offerings for young men include Leading from Within, for grades 9-11 (July 9-July 13), as well as Leading with Impact, a coed program for grades 9-11 (July 23-July 27). The LiFe Fellowship, another coed program, is open to recent high school graduates or early-stage college students. Fellows will receive a stipend for their work with EFLI from June 27-August 22.

Applications to all EFLI summer programs are accepted on a rolling basis. There are no academic requirements for participation.

For more info, contact EFLI at 914.487.3354 or [email protected].