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ULEAD Next Gen is a new young women’s leadership program that builds on our experiences at the Iowa Caucus Program and last year’s Civics In Action!  policy advocacy program with Carlthorp in Washington, D.C. Our goal continues to be to engage our youth in civics and service and ULEAD will contextualize these goals with a focus on gender and leadership.

ULEAD will provide unique opportunities for eighth and ninth grade girls from a variety of secondary schools to engage with prominent women about contemporary gender issues.

The Need for ULEAD

​Are today's teen girls poised to close the gender gap tomorrow?


According to "Leaning Out: Teen Girls and Leadership Biases," the Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common Project research report, "teen girls face a powerful barrier to leadership: gender bias. Based primarily on a survey of nearly 20,000 students, our report suggests that many teen boys and teen girls—and some of their parents—have biases against teen girls as leaders."

Read more of the report at ULEAD RESOURCES

Apply to ULEAD

ULead seeks motivated and mature students in the eighth grade who want to help the

community and develop a distinguished record of leadership. Each ULEAD cohort will

have a maximum of 15 students.

Please submit applications to Peter Sheehy or David Snow

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