The 2024 Summer Leadership Academy


Applications are open Monday, January 1 to Friday, March 1, 2024

Click here for Applications:

Summer Leadership Academy Application

Peer Mentor Program Application

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, club moderator, coach, or employer are required for all Summer Leadership Academy applicants. Letters of recommendation may be submitted here or uploaded onto the student's application. Letters of recommendation are due on or before March 1, 2024.


Program Details

The 2024 Summer Leadership Academy will take place June 23-27, 2024. The Academy will accept up to 95 young women who are current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in high school. The Academy is an immersive 5-day/4-night leadership, college preparation, and career exploration program. Participants stay overnight in Mount Mary's residence hall and earn 2 college credits from Mount Mary University. Prospective students must apply for admission to the program. As there is limited space in each pathway (24/pathway), students are encouraged to apply early. Applications close on March 1, 2024.

Sessions on leadership and the college application process are led by Milwaukee business leaders and Mount Mary faculty and include, among others:

  • Leadership development
  • Networking
  • College readiness; college application and financial aid process
  • Confidence building
  • Racial and social dynamics as a leader

Expanded sessions on career exploration will highlight the following career pathways:

  • Arts & Design
  • Business, Communication & Tech
  • Health Science
  • STEM

For more information, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section below, contact Alexandra Hoslet, Program Manager, at

Frequently Asked Questions

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Summer Leadership Academy Code of Conduct

Cell Phone Policy

Public Health Policy

Summer Leadership Academy Sponsors

The program is sponsored each year by companies, organizations, and individuals interested in developing strong leaders. Thank you to these sponsors for seeing the potential in this programs and for investing in the lives of these young women. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 Summer Leadership Academy are still available. Please reach out to Amy LaMacchia, Senior Director of Advancement, at or Alexandra Hoslet, Program Manager for the Women's Leadership Institute, at for further information.




SSND   Virginia Cornyn '62     Nancy Cheski '65