U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10) announced that her office is accepting applications for the summer 2016 session of the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program. This program provides young women enrolled in middle school and high school the opportunity to meet and interact with women in leadership positions in government, medicine, technology, philanthropy and business. Young women will be able to learn about career opportunities in various fields, the legislative process, develop their leadership skills, identify their strengths and interests, and practice effective communication with others to help inform their future educational and career goals.
“I am looking forward to welcoming and working with the young women who take part in the 10th Congressional District’s Young Women Leadership Program this year. This program is designed to teach young women about leadership and the wide range of careers they may pursue in government or the private sector. We must inspire the next generation of female leaders to pursue their dreams and this program will expose these young women to important mentors that can guide them in the future,” said Comstock.
This program is scheduled to begin mid-June and will continue through the end of August. There will be periodic events, about two to four a month, throughout the 10th Congressional District and at the U.S. Capitol that aim to provide middle school and high school students access to women leaders. The young women will also have the opportunity to participate in educational and informative seminars that will introduce them to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors.
If you are interested in applying for the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program, complete the application at https://comstock.house.gov/services/young-women-leadership-program-application or visit comstock.house.gov. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 15, 2016. For more information, contact 202-225-5136.