For high school members, grades 9-12.
The House, Inc. Opens Applications for a New Class of Scholars in Grades 9-12 in the Washington, D.C. Region in its EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute. Upon completion of the immersive Disciplines through readings, debate, fieldwork practicum, and residency courses at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, students receive a Certificate in Leadership backed by the EmpowerMEnt® curricula partnership with University of Virginia Darden School of Business. See below for more information about the EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute and application process, and answers to frequently asked questions. Click here to learn more about the previous classes of EmpowerMEnt® and see highlights from their time together.
Build your leadership credentials for your profile in a timely way and distinguish yourself in the college admissions process. Our certificate program allows you to become credentialed in leadership specialties with a curriculum tailored to you at The House, Inc. Upon completion of an EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute program, students receive a Certificate in Leadership backed by the EmpowerMEnt® curricula partnership with University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business and an official program transcript documenting the extensive work performed. Students also receive a letter of recommendation that may be submitted to college as part of the admissions process.
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 9-12th grades.
A series of multiyear Disciplines, EmpowerMEnt gives high school students insider access to revolutions and evolutions underway to broaden know-how from high-level keynote talks, in-person trainings, and panels. Students also gain university immersion which includes residencies at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. By the end of each Discipline, you’ll finish with some serious intel and advice you’ll use to the rise of your life.
- Applications are open to students in grade levels 9, 10, 11, 12.
- Good humans. Members of the cohort will bring strong personal values. EmpowerMEnt Leadership Institute 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.
The EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute certificate program is a hybrid structure blending online and in-person experiences at The House, Inc. (Woodbridge, VA) during specified out-of-school time blocks and with residencies in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC. Session formats include:
» Case studies
» Business tours
» ICON talks and panel discussions
• Personal Leadership Development
• Foundations of Business
• High Performance Team Dynamics
• Leadership Communications
• Ethics and Values-Based Leadership
• Designing the Future
• Decision Making
• Project Management
• Leadership Across the Disciplines
The EmpowerMEnt Certificate Leadership Program includes a blend of in-person residencies and classes and speaker series, hybrid learning sessions, and electives.
2022 RESIDENCY PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Module 1 Residency: March 19, 2022, Rosslyn, VA
Module 2 Residency: April 23, 2022, Charlottesville, VA
Module 3 Residency: May 14, 2022, Washington, DC
Module 4 Residency: July 9, 2022, Washington, DC
Capstone Project Program Thread: Washington, DC
EmpowerMEnt® Graduation: Saturday, July 30, 2022, Charlottesville, VA
*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)
$800 Tuition | $200 Residency Fees
The House, Inc. supports a variety of methods of pay schedules and tuition options over program term.
Student Application Opens: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Student Application Closes: Wednesday, March 9, 2022