Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s (R-10th CD) office released the following on Thursday announcing a leadership program for young women in the 10th Congressional District:
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) announced today that her office will be accepting applications for the Summer 2015 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, technology, philanthropy and business. Young women will be able to learn about career opportunities in various fields, 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 bipartisan program is designed to teach young women about leadership and the wide range of careers they may pursue in government or the private sector. It is my hope that The 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program will continue to inspire the next generation of female leaders to bring their intelligence, drive and solutions to their chosen profession.”
This program is scheduled to begin at the end of 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 a select group of 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.
In past programs, participants had the opportunity to meet with the women leaders affiliated with Facebook, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Meet The Press, The National Review, the Virginia House of Delegates, U.S. House of Representatives, CNN and the White House.
If interested in applying for The 10th Congressional District Young Women Leadership Program, complete the application here or visit http://comstock.house.gov. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more information, please contact our office at 202-225-5136.