Applications for the Summer Leadership Academy and the Summer Leadership Academy Peer Mentor Program are now open. Applications close March 1, 2022. If you have questions about these programs or the applications, please contact the Women's Leadership Institute at

The 2022 Summer Leadership Academy

The 2022 Summer Leadership Academy will be held June 19-24, 2022, and will bring together up to 80 high school girls from across the US. This expanded, 6-day, 5-night residential program, features additional, in-depth career exploration programming. Jump start your college experience and earn two college credits upon completion! The application for the Summer Leadership Academy can be found above and will close on March 1, 2022.

Learn more about the Summer Leadership Academy at our upcoming virtual information session:

 Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Join the February Virtual Information Session HERE
Meeting ID: 985 5009 8822 | Passcode: 565184

What You Will Learn at the Summer Leadership Academy


Sessions for college readiness, career, leadership, and personal development led by Milwaukee business leaders and Mount Mary faculty include:

  • Skills for College and Beyond
  • Leadership Development
  • Importance of Sisterhood
  • Confidence
  • Introduction to Financial Aid
  • Finding the Right Fit in a College
  • Exploring Programs of Study
  • Networking with Young Professionals
  • Career Exploration highlighting 3 pathways:
    • Arts & Design
    • Humanities & Business
    • STEM

Peer Mentor Program

peer mentors

Young women who have successfully participated in a previous Summer Leadership Academy are eligible to apply to be Peer Mentors for the upcoming Summer Leadership Academy. These young women will put their leadership skills and experiences as Summer Leadership Academy participants into practice by assisting current Academy participants. Peer Mentors will have specialized training and participate in small and large group programs and activities. During the small group sessions, they will serve as facilitators alongside their adult mentor partners, leading discussion and conversation to help participants reflect on what they are learning. There is no cost to be a part of the Peer Mentor Program.  

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Sponsored in Part By

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 women.


SSND   Virginia Cornyn '62     Nancy Cheski '65     

Omar & Abby Andrietsch