January, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) announced today that her office is accepting applications for the summer 2017 session of the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program.  This program provides young women enrolled in middle school and high school the opportunity to meet and interact with women in leadership positions in government, medicine, technology, philanthropy, business, and more.  Young women will be able to learn about career opportunities in various fields, learn about the legislative process, develop their leadership skills, identify their strengths and interests, and practice effective communication with others to help inform their future educational and career goals.

“This is the third consecutive year we have held the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program while in Congress and this year builds on our effective mentorship program that has already helped hundreds of young women learn from women leaders who have made their marks in careers from education and technology to public service or medicine.  This program motivates young women to come together and cultivate their own unique experiences as they develop into the next generation of women leaders.  I am looking forward to meeting this year’s class of young women.”

This program is scheduled to begin mid-June and will continue through the end of August. There will be periodic events, about two to four a month, throughout the 10th Congressional District and at the U.S. Capitol that aim to provide middle school and high school students access to women leaders. The young women will also have the opportunity to participate in educational and informative seminars that will introduce them to a variety of careers in the public and private sectors.

If you are interested in applying for the 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program, complete the application here or visit comstock.house.gov.  The deadline to apply is Monday, May 15, 2017.  For more information, please contact our office at 202-225-5136.

 

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