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Thank you to the record-breaking 91 young women who attended this 5-day/4-night leadership development, college preparation, and career exploration program where participants stayed overnight in Mount Mary's residence hall and earned 2 college credits from Mount Mary University! It was an amazing week of learning, growth, exploration, socialization, and getting comfortable on a college campus.

Here are just a few of the positve comments our Summer Leadership Academy students shared with us:

"There are so many things that I have learned. There are things that I took away from this program and will never forget. I will be and became a much better leader." ~ Marie S.

"The Summer Leadership Academy enlightened me on things I thought I knew but really didn't! It helped me identify what I really want to study and it also helped me with my social skills." ~ Deontrenique W.

"I feel like I have the skills to know how to step out of high school with the right start. I know what to do, who to talk to, how to do it, and I learned all of that here at Mount Mary. I’m truly grateful..." ~ Ariel S.

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Watch for the 2024 Summer Leadership Academy Impact Report which will be posted on this webpage soon!

Next year's Summer Leadership Academy will take place the last week of June, 2025. General questions about this program can be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions section. Questions about specific applications or topics not covered below should be directed to Alexandra Hoslet, Program Manager, at hosleta@mtmary.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who Is Eligible to Apply?

When Does the Summer Leadership Academy Take Place?

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How much does the Summer Leadership Academy cost?

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What is the Peer Mentor Program?

Are the College Credits I earn transferable?

How do I donate to the Summer Leadership Academy?


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Summer Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund

The Summer Leadership Academy had a record 110 applications for the 2024 program! This year, 66% of applicants were eligible and in need of receiving a full-tuition scholarship. To support the Summer Leadership Academy Scholarship Fund, please click the donate button below and select Summer Leadership Academy in the Gift Designation drop down. Thank you for your support!


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 2025 Summer Leadership Academy are available now. Please reach out to Amy LaMacchia, Senior Director of Advancement, at lamaccha@mtmary.edu or Alexandra Hoslet, Program Manager for the Center for Women's Leadership, at hosleta@mtmary.edu for further information.



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