Girls’ Leadership Worldwide

Application will be posted in early January 2020. 

“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 re-energized, 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 “Summer Camp” Experience

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide’s innovative leadership immersion takes girls on a journey of  self-discovery and exploration that empowers young women to find their voice, and catalyses them to speak and act from their truth and passion. 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.

Program Dates

Session I: July 11 – July 19, 2020
Session II: July 25 – August 2, 2020

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 18 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.