San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
RESCHEDULED: Due to local school closures on February 18, 2015 this year''s Ammerman Student Leadership Program has been postponed until Monday February 23, 2015. If you are a registered attendee, our Education Staff will be in touch to confirm your attendance and provide additional information.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM invites area teachers to select high school juniors and seniors to participate in a special program at Mount Vernon designed to examine the character and contributions of our nation’s first president. Established in 2005, this free program provides an opportunity for student leaders to explore the relevance of Washington’s legacy of character and civic responsibility in our modern world as an example for tomorrow’s future leaders.
The evening will begin with a keynote presentation by Kathleen deLaski, President of the deLaski Family Foundation, a leading Washington area grant-maker in education and the arts. Ms. deLaski will reference Washington's education and how students can become active in their own educational path.
Following this presentation, students and their teacher sponsors will participate in an activity facilitated by Education Design Lab focused on developing a passion into a career path.
Dinner and tours of the mansion will provide an introduction to Washington’s life story as a concrete example of his aspirations and expression of his life’s values, placing those ideas in historical context and making the figure more relatable to their lives as a man who always sought to be a man of character.
The event will wrap up with small group discussions, which will provide students the opportunity to apply what they have learned about Washington’s life and discuss what character and leadership mean to them.
Teacher sponsors (one from each school) are invited to select three to five student leaders to participate, and will receive a stipend of $100.00. Dinner will be provided. Guests should plan to arrive by 3:30 pm and check-in at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Directions will provided to registered attendees.