Below is information about the Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP), a successful educational and leadership program for young women in New York City public high schools. We believe that every young woman is a leader and offer free programs and classes to further develop that leadership.
We are excited to share an exciting upcoming opportunity for your students for
Fall 2014: Leadership Institute, a year-long, after-school program for high school aged young women. Classes will incorporate both community building and intensive leadership development as well as integrate college awareness, health and self-care, and increased communication skills.
Participants will receive an end-of-year stipend based on their participation and attendance in the group, and are eligible to receive school credit. We are focused on the intellectual and personal development of young women, but our programming also provides greatly needed networking opportunities, boosts college applications and provides young women with a safe, enriching, and creative after-school experience. Young women can choose between two tracks:
Sisterhood Academy! This class will focus on identity, leadership development, career and life options, healthy relationships, mental, physical, and emotional wellness, and creative self-expression. Using their own lives and experiences as a starting point, young women will examine their identities, explore their families and communities, and critically discuss issues facing young women. They will also build practical skills and knowledge on issues such as health, financial literacy, college awareness, stress management, job readiness. Through a variety of creative means (spoken word, art, and creative writing), they will also work to express their thoughts and disseminate their knowledge to their peers. Sisterhood Academy will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park.
Leadership Scholars! This is a college support class recommended for 11th graders (and 10th if interested). The group will focus on issues of educational justice and college readiness and college prep. The educational justice aspect of the class will examine such questions as: What makes a good school, and why aren’t all schools good? What is a “good education” and how can you fight for your right to one? You will also receive support, guidance, information around your own college plans and take a couple of college trips. You will learn about what colleges are looking for, how to apply, what options to consider so you will begin the journey towards college today! Open to sophomores and juniors only.
Leadership Scholars will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park.
We are currently accepting applications for both these tracks. I have attached application forms that can be copied or youth can apply online from our website.
Applications are due by Friday, September 26, 2014 and youth will be invited to a short interview session once we have reviewed their applications. We are also hosting Open Houses on Saturday, September 13 at 1pm, Thursday, September 18 at 4pm and
Wednesday September 24 at 4pm in Midtown Manhattan at 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 502, New York, NY 10036. Youth must RSVP to attend the open houses here.
We can also come to your school/site to conduct a brief presentation for youth, or participate in Fall after school fairs! Please contact us early for your event. There are no academic or skill criteria for admission into our programs.
We look for young women who do not have other opportunities like Sadie Nash, who are interested in building a community with their peers and want to develop their leadership.
Please contact me with any additional questions. You can reach me at 212.391.8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and efforts in letting young women know about our programs; and most importantly, thank you for the work you do with young people in New York City!