Just got information on this program today and wanted to share it even though their FIRM deadline is Feb 16th!
This is not a 4-H-specific program, so please feel free to forward to others!
Running Start is accepting applications for their 2009 Young Woman's Political Leadership Retreat.
Running Start encourages high school girls from across the country to channel their leadership into politics. Participants will meet extraordinary women leaders of diverse backgrounds and learn the importance of having more women in political leadership. Even if the girls are not interested in politics, this is a great program way for them to build self-esteem, practice public speaking and learn to collaborate with other young women.
It is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school
The program will be held at American University, Washington D.C. July 15 - 19, 2009.
Application (click online link above) deadline is Feb 16, 2009.