Applications for Summer Leadership Academy now open

Act now! Early bird discount available through Feb. 1, 2023

Do you know a high school girl interested in building her leadership skills and exploring possible careers, and who wants to earn college credit at the same time?

The Summer Leadership Academy, June 25-29, 2023, is a 5-day, 4-night residential program offering leadership development activities in the morning and in-depth career exploration sessions in the afternoon. Students can choose from the track that best fits their interests - Arts and Design; Humanities and Business; or STEM - and will learn from Mount Mary faculty about the programs and pathways available within each area of study.

Other topics for the program include:

  • Skills for College and Beyond
  • Leadership Development
  • Confidence and the Importance of Sisterhood
  • Introduction to Financial Aid
  • Finding the Right Fit in a College
  • Networking with Young Professionals 

Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded two college credits at Mount Mary.

Over 70 students from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin participated in the 2022 Summer Leadership Academy, as well as one international student. Past participants in the Academy have left the experience with deepened confidence, stronger networking skills, a better understanding of college life and their career pathways, and a greater ability to engage with and advocate for others from diverse backgrounds.

“My plans were on the fence when it came to a career after high school and being at the academy I learned that college is a path I want to take,” said 2022 participant Emma Bruckman, who is currently a junior at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. 

For more information or to access an application, visit Take advantage of early bird pricing and save 50% off the application fee (a $25 savings) when you submit your application before February 1, 2023. Applications close March 1, 2023.