Girls’ Leadership Worldwide

NEW application deadline: April 12, 2019

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide. Where Passion Meets Purpose.

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience to discover your passions, build the confidence to take on your dreams, develop your voice, and unwrap a world of leadership potential, GLW is for you!

Each summer, girls from all corners of the globe are brought together for a unique 8-day leadership program inspired by the lessons and leadership legacies left by First Lady of the World, Eleanor Roosevelt.     

Over the course of the week, girls will experience interactive workshops, participate in field trips to sites of significance and cosmopolitan arenas, visit career sites in NYC hosted by accomplished female leaders, and gain a global perspective on leadership and diplomacy; all while building international networks and creating lasting bonds.

Girls will emerge transformed and reenergized, ready to be the compassionate, socially conscious, and fearless leaders of a new tomorrow.

EXPLORE your hopes and dreams.

FIND your voice and learn how to use it.

CONNECT with other like-minded girls in a supportive, judgment-free zone.

BUILD self-confidence and develop a positive self-image.

PARTICIPATE in a program that enables you to address issues and concerns important to you.

LEARN skills to help reach your personal goals and realize your dreams.

DEVELOP strong relationships with girls from around the world.


Innovating the experience of “summer camp”

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide, innovates the experience of self-discovery, serving as the catalyst that empowers young women to find their voice. Utilizing Eleanor Roosevelt’s 10 Principles of Leadership as a model, GLW welcomes high school girls ages 14-16 who are looking to discover their passions and meet their full potential.

Through the integration of mentorship, leadership development, creative learning, and activism, Girls’ Leadership Worldwide (GLW) provides the learning tools that embolden the voices of our girls. GLW believes that through a strong sense of self and clarity of vision, young women cannot only fulfill their potential but also successfully navigate the complexities of their self- discovery and how it applies to their pursuit of social justice and human rights. Through GLW, the girls will discover the know-how of their power to impact the beat of their world.

Summer 2019

Session I: July 13 – July 21, 2019
Session II: July 27 – August 4, 2019

Tuition: $2,500*

*ERVK is proud to provide the subsidized rate of $2,500 compared to the actual cost of participation ($3,100). It is our mission to provide programming that is accessible to everyone, and we could not achieve this without the generous support of corporations, private foundations, and individuals who provide support for the program. For more information regarding funding, tuition assistance and scholarships email us at or call (845) 229-5302.


Girls’ Leadership Worldwide takes place at the historic homestead of Eleanor Roosevelt, in Hyde Park, New York.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 14 (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.