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SPECIAL GUEST: Sara Nowlin   
The Girls’ Leadership Worldwide is an international leadership development program for girls entering their sophomore or junior year of high school next fall. During this nine-day, residential program, girls from diverse cultures and backgrounds come together to engage in workshops and activities designed to fully awaken the leader within them, using the leadership model of Eleanor Roosevelt. In essence, Girls’ Leadership Worldwide empowers the next generation of principled leaders who will create a just and sustainable world. 
At Val-Kill, Mrs. Roosevelt’s country home and retreat in Hyde Park, New York, high school girls celebrate the life and legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, develop their leadership skills, and strengthen their commitment and confidence to make a difference in their communities.
The GLW reaches girls during a critical period in their development when many young women may become distracted and sometimes derailed by societal pressures, rigid gender-role expectations, and wavering self-esteem. As a counterbalance to these challenges, GLW builds on the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt by promoting principled leadership, responsible citizenship, human rights, and gender and racial equality.