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 11 – August 2, 2020) 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?

GLW 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 health director will be on site daily.

What is the ratio of group leaders to participants?

Participants are divided into a group leader/participant ratio of one to six.

What are the session dates for 2020?


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

What is the application deadline?

Applications for summer 2020 are due by midnight on Friday, March 13, 2020.

When will applicants be notified of acceptance into the program?

Girls who are accepted into the program will be notified of their acceptance beginning the week of March 30, 2020 and no later than April 10, 2020.

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 21 (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
(2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
(3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.