EmpowerMEnt®

EmpowerMEnt® Leadership Institute with UVA Darden School of Business

For high school members, grades 9-12.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: EARN YOUR LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE AND DISTINGUISH YOURSELF IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS

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.

ELIGIBILITY

-  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. 

PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

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  
      » Simulations
      » Business tours
      » G.O.A.T. talks and panel discussions
      » Service-learning  

PROGRAM CONTENT
      •  Personal Leadership Development
      •  Foundations of Business
      •  Entrepreneurship
      •  High Performance Team Dynamics
      •  Leadership Communications
      •  Ethics and Values-Based Leadership
      •  Designing the Future
      •  Decision Making
      •  Project Management
      •  Leadership Across the Disciplines


TIMELINE

      2020-2021 Application opens:  September 2020