GLW: Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for GLW?

Applicants to the program must be between the ages of 14-16 years old during the duration of the program (July 2019) and will be selected based on their demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to community service and social justice, and their academic and extra-curricular achievements.

Where is the program held?

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide is held at The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, located on the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. Participants in the program will also spend time in New York City exploring career sites.

Who will be supervising my daughter while she is participating in the program?

During a typical day, participants in the program will be supervised by Group Leaders – a selectively hired group of young women, some of whom are themselves alumnae of the program.  The Program Director will be present throughout the duration of the week, and on-call at all times. During the time spent in New York City, the girls and their Group Leaders will also be accompanied by chaperones from the GLW advisory committee. A healthcare specialist is always on-call.

What is the ratio of Group Leaders to Participants?

Participants are divided into a group leader/participant ratio of 1:6.

What are the session dates for 2019?

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

What is the application deadline?

Applications for summer 2019 are due by midnight on Friday, March 31, 2019.

When will applicants be notified of acceptance into the program?

Girls who are accepted into the program will be notified of their acceptance on April 15, 2019.

Is the $200.00 deposit refundable?

No. Upon acceptance into the program, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the applicant’s spot in the program.  This fee will not be refunded if the applicant withdraws before the program start date.

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.