THE MODERN LEADER. For the moment. For tomorrow.

The House, Inc.’s EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business is a dynamic, fully immersive leadership experience and certificate program for students in 8th-12th grades.

A series of multiyear Disciplines, EmpowerMEnt gives students insider access with knowledge and skills to advance change as global-ready leaders through case studies, simulations, keynote talks, and capstone projects. The multidisciplinary curriculum introduces students to new ways of thinking and problem solving with a bias for action along with optimal team performance to help teens develop their own leadership skills to serve both business and society.

Students gain college immersion which includes residencies and electives at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.



The EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute certificate program is a hybrid structure blending in-person and online experiences at The House, Inc. (Woodbridge, VA) during out-of-school time blocks and with residencies and electives in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC.

Session formats include:
» Case studies
» Simulations
» Business tours
» ICON talks and panel discussions
» Service-learning


Build your leadership credentials foryour profile, distinguish yourself in the college admissions process, and gain the skills employers want now.

•  Personal Leadership Development
•  Foundations of Business
•  Entrepreneurship
•  High Performance Team Dynamics
•  Leadership Communication
•  Ethics and Values-Based Leadership
•  Strategic Thinking and Action
•  Decision Making
•  Project Management
•  Leadership Across the Disciplines


Upon completion of the modules, students will receive a Certificate in Leadership backed by the EmpowerMEnt® curricula partnership with University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


March 18, 2023, Charlottesville, VA
April 15, 2023, Washington, DC
April 29, 2023, Washington, DC

EmpowerMEnt® Graduation: May 6, 2023, Washington, DC

*All program schedule dates are subject to change. Supporting speaker series, learning sessions and electives are not listed. (Transportation for sessions is provided to/from The House, Inc., Woodbridge, VA). Alternate schedules are available for student-athletes with flex days for your ideal schedule.


$800 Tuition | $200 Residency Fees

Payment schedules are available.


Application Closes: March 10, 2023


• Applications are open to students in grade levels 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
• Good humans. Members of the cohort will bring strong personal values. EmpowerMEnt candidates will build an authentic, inclusive, and collaborative community that provides lasting values to include new and varied voices.
• We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity.