Youth Leadership Retreat - 2018 application

Apply to the Morven Park Youth Leadership Retreat to build and strengthen your leadership skills during a fun three-day program. You will meet other middle school leaders from the region, build your leadership toolbox, and develop skills to make your community a better place.  

Who can apply? Rising 7th and 8th graders

When: July 17-19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day

Where: The Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park
17171 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176

What to expect:

  • Three days of intensive and fun leadership training

  • Opportunities to meet other young leaders and make connections

  • Hands-on activities led by facilitators from the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact

What will participants get out of the Youth Leadership Retreat?

  • Valuable leadership skills that can be used to create real change

  • Connections with peers and local leaders to help you make an impact

  • Confidence that your voice matters

  • Experience examining challenging issues facing our world

  • Practice working with others to plan and implement a leadership plan of action

  • Opportunities to build your own leadership style and vision

Cost: Free, but you must apply to attend and pay a security deposit of $43. The deposit will need to be paid via credit card at the time of application. 

The deposit will be returned (minus processing fees) under the following circumstances:

  • You provide at least two weeks’ notice that you will not be able to participate
  • You provide a doctor’s or coach’s note during the program
  • You complete all three days of the program.

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 10:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018.
You will know if you have been accepted by June 8, 2018.
Upon completion of all three days of the Retreat, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Spaces are limited! To attend, please complete the Application form (below).

2018 Youth Leadership Retreat Application -- INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION

  • The application is entirely online. Applications received through mail or email will not be accepted.

  • There is no way to save your application or your answers, so you should complete the application in one sitting and submit. **We highly suggest typing your answers into a WORD document and copying and pasting your answers into the online application form.**

  • When you hit the "submit application" button you will be asked to pay the $43 deposit and will not be able to continue if you do not enter credit card information.

  • Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes to your answers.

  • After you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

  • If you have any questions, please email Education@MorvenPark.org or call 703.777.2414 extension 6617.

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Please consider the following six issues facing Loudoun County teens.

  • Bullying
  • Issues at school
  • Environmental stewardship 
  • Food waste and hunger
  • Teen health 
  • Stress/mental health 

In the spaces provided below, please rank them in order of importance (with 1 being of greatest importance and 6 being of least importance).

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As part of the application completion process, you will need a credit card to pay the $43 deposit fee. The deposit will be returned (minus processing fees) under the following circumstances:

  • You provide at least two weeks’ notice that you will not be able to participate
  • You provide a doctor’s or coach’s note during the program
  • You complete all three days of the program.
Check this box to confirm payment of deposit. Credit card information will be requested on the next page.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What is the dress code?  Casual – we will be spending some time outside, so wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Please remember to bring sunscreen and bug spray too!
     
  • Where should I get dropped off and picked up?  At the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park. Address for GPS is 17171 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176. http://www.morvenpark.org/explore/visit/directions.html
     
  • Is lunch provided?  Yes, lunch is provided every day thanks to a generous gift from the Jack Kent Cooke Memorial Foundation. We must know in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
     
  • Can I tell my friends to apply?  Yes! Please spread the word about the Youth Leadership Retreat. #morvenpark #youthleadership #centerforcivicimpact
     
  • Who do I contact with questions?  Email education@morvenpark.org