WASHINGTON WEEK

A Leadership Program for Girls interested in Making an Impact

FOR rising 11th and 12th graders (and a limited number of rising 10th graders)

Washington Week I:  International Affairs & Human Rights

Washington Week II:  Domestic Policy & Communications

One Week Overnight stay, all expenses included: $500

Applications will be open on our around February 1, 2018.

In 2018 we will offer the option for local students to attend some of the Evening seminars.

RECEIVE PERSONAL EXPOSURE TO THE PROFESSIONAL AND POLITICAL CULTURE OF WASHINGTON D.C. 

ENVISION YOURSELF WORKING FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, A FOREIGN EMBASSY OR A TELEVISION NETWORK.

                                 Visit to Congress

                                 Visit to Congress

                                            World Bank

                                            World Bank

                               Lithunaian Embassy

                               Lithunaian Embassy

STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE THE:

  • VALUE OF WORK WELL DONE
  • IMPORTANCE OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE
  • JOY THAT COMES FROM INTEGRATING WORK WITH FAMILY, FAITH AND THE DESIRE TO SERVE SOCIETY
Washington Week taught me:
”How many opportunities are available for young women but also how many people are willing to help you.”
”Not to be afraid of my future.”
”How to be a woman of faith and reason in the professional world.”
”That you don’t need an Ivy League diploma to be successful in life.”

— From our 2017 participants
Washington Week is:
”An experience like no other; I learned more in a week than the entire school year.”
”A once in a lifetime experience where you can visit intriguing professional settings and make REAL friends.”
”Eye opening and epiphanic.”
”An important program that helps young women be confident and aspire to a wonderful career.”
— From our 2017 participants

Washington Week consists of two intense weeks of seminars, private meetings and behind the scenes discussions with individuals working in some of Washington's greatest institutions. 

Yuma's Washington Week has offered these amazing professional opportunities to high school girls. Many of these sessions will be repeated.

  • Tour the Capitol building and meet Congressional staff who share their experience in public service.
  • Hear the personal and professional stories of a foreign intelligence officers.
  • Listen to a former White House employee explain her daily work schedule and the importance of loyalty.
  • Attend a private meeting at an Embassy and meet diplomatic counsels.
  • Visit the World Bank and solve a case study on anti-fraud. 
  • Meet with an immigration lawyer and learn how our constitution sets the stage for immigration policy.
  • Learn what it takes to be a television producer and what you need to study to get there.
  • Attend a think-tank conference on important issues of our times.
  • Explore the FBI and learn what it's like to be an intelligence analyst or special agent.
  • Understand U.S. history by visiting monuments and museums throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.
  • Participate in daily discussions with fellow participants and program leaders.
  • Participate daily in the opportunity to attend Mass and grow in faith.
  • Attend seminars on ethical leadership that help students understand the importance of character and integrity in public service. 
  • Make new friends!

Application Deadlines:  SPACE IS LIMITED.  

Early application deadline:  April 15.    General application deadline: May 15.  

Students who apply for the general application deadline will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Program cost covers: overnight stay at Yuma Center, meals, transportation during program and all outings and activities.

Please feel free to contact us at Washington Week if you have any questions!  

Questions? Click here to send an e-mail or call Yuma Study Center 202-386-6905 ext 121.

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