Girls entering grades 4th to 8th in September are invited to enroll in the Ms President US program.
The mission of Ms President US is to inspire and prepare girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions and to know that they can achieve them.
The program accomplishes this by introducing the girls to students and women who are leaders in their community, state, and on a national level. The girls then have a chance to interact with the leaders, and engage in activities that help them develop their own leadership skills. Each session is facilitated by High School girls who serve as Mentors throughout the program.
Session topics include:
- Civic Leadership / Public Service
- Meet & Greet Local, State, and Federal Leaders
- Women’s History and Leadership
- Public Speaking & Debate
- Communications & Media
- State Capitol Visit
The program culminates in a campaign and election whereby participants have the opportunity to create their own campaign and run for “Ms President US” of their town. The winner is invited to appearances throughout the year.
There are 7 sessions, each of which is held on a Friday after school, from October through March. In addition, there is a field trip to the State Capitol, and an Election. To enroll or learn more, visit mspresidentus.org and select “Enroll.”
High School girls with leadership experience are encouraged to apply to be Mentors. Visit the Mentor page of the website to learn more.
Ms President US - Parent Orientation on August 28th
Parents and interested others are invited to learn about Ms President US:
The Parent Orientation will take place from 6 to 7pm on Tuesday, August 28th in the Dayton Program Room of The Ridgefield Library (472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT).
The Orientation provides an overview of the program, the role of parents and family, background about the initiative, and an opportunity for questions and answers. Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome, regardless of enrollment status. Girls outside of Ridgefield are encouraged to enroll. Scholarships are available. To attend the Orientation please register here.
Ms President US is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions and know they can achieve them. Contributions to Ms President US are tax-deductible.