We had such an exciting first week of our 14th annual Leadership Academy. PowerPlay’s Academy is a year-long high-impact leadership development program that gets girls ready for college and the workforce through a structured, girl-centered approach focused on three key areas: sports/physical fitness, college access, and career/life skills development. The Academy kicks off with a seven-week intensive summer session where girls participate in a variety of sports, develop workplace and life skills and learn about the college process. During the school year, girls attend workshops, visit local and regional colleges, get help with their college applications, and develop as mentors and leaders by volunteering as youth coaches in our after-school programs.
Each week we’ll showcase our activities through newsletters to give you a glimpse of our experiences. You’ll hear from our participants and our coaches on their personal takeaways and reflections as we continue our summer together, building our life and leadership skills. If you’d like to see us in action, please feel free to reach out for a site visit – we’d love to introduce you to our budding young leaders.