Riverside – Registration is currently open for the coming session of the “Ignite Leadership Academy for Girls.” The Academy is a premiere program sponsored by the Society of Extraordinary Women whose goal is to “Empower girls and women to discover their extraordinary selves through mentoring and education for a lifetime.”
The comprehensive ten-week program for girls between the ages of 11 and 16 years is designed to encourage and ignite a passion for learning, personal achievement, and leadership, and emphasizes exposure to studies in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The Academy provides a firm foundation in coding, GIS mapping and other STEM-related academics, leadership development, team building, social and cyber etiquette, presentation skills, college preparation, and financial literacy. All classes are taught by distinguished educators in their fields.
Founder of the Society of Extraordinary Women and Executive Director of the Ignite Leadership Academy for Girls, Shirley Coates, shared how the academy also offers extra-curricular programs that include “art and film, aviation, and experiential learning trips to places like Washington D.C. and New York.
To register online visit www.igniteleadershipacademy.net or call (951) 289-9535. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 6 and orientation begins Saturday, April 7. Although the program is currently held on campus at UCR, the organization is expanding its program and moving to a new location. Beginning in April, Academy sessions will be held at Central Middle School, 4795 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside.
Learn more about the Society of Extraordinary Women at californiasocietyofextraordinarywomen.org.