Application deadline extended for Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy at Nicholls

THIBODAUX – High-achieving girls entering grades 9 through 11 in the 2012-13 school year are invited to apply for admission to the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy at Nicholls State University. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 16.

Sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, headquartered at Nicholls, the academy is slated for Sunday, June 10, through Wednesday, June 13.

Academy participants will have the opportunity to network with peers and be mentored by experienced women who will help them develop the knowledge and skills necessary for future leadership roles. Specific areas of instruction include communication, situational leadership, relationship building, managing peer pressure and conflict, political competence, campaign strategy and public policy awareness. Themed “Light the Torch and Lead,” the academy includes an annual leadership service project.

Participants are competitively selected by a committee of the Louisiana Center for Women and Government. The $75 application fee will be refunded if the applicant is not chosen to attend. For applicants chosen to attend, no other fees are required.

Additional details, including registration procedures and links, are available at and

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