High School Program

6 Week Virtual Training, July 6 - August 14, 2020

*For the safety of the students, staff, and mentors we are transitioning the in-person High School Program as previously planned to an interactive, online program. See below for more details.

Featured Speakers & Sample Agenda

How to Apply

Click on the Apply button below, or follow this link.

We have a very limited number of additional spaces in the program. Applications for these spaces will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2020 or until all spots are filled.

Program Description

Our team is working hard to transform our regular curriculum into an exciting virtual program! Students will still be able to participate with each other, the Running Start staff, alums, and our many high-level mentors and political advisors in the virtual program.

Program Elements

  • Featured Speakers & Sample Agenda
  • 2 sessions per week with all participants.
  • Each session will be 30-90 minutes long. All sessions will be "live," but will be recorded for those who cannot join.
  • 2-3 sessions per week with your small campaign team where you will do a program-long campaign simulation.
  • One-on-one mentoring with High School Program alum.
  • Weekly media training in small groups with renowned media experts.
  • Weekly individual meetings with your program mentor.
  • Optional trip to Washington, DC as soon as it’s safe to do so for in-person meetings, visits to Congress, and graduation.

Apply

We have a very limited number of additional spaces in the program. Applications for these spaces will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2020 or until all spots are filled.

Program Fee

Program Fee: $2000 $1500 (25% discount)

Need based scholarships available.

250

speakers, trainers and mentors

75

young women from across the country

1

visit to the White House and meeting with a Member of Congress

“Diverse community of politically ambitious women helped me see myself as a candidate. It makes me optimistic about our country’s future.”

Program Sponsors