Kids & Youth
Maggie L. Walker Summer Youth Leadership Institute
Each July, the National Park Service sponsors the annual Maggie L. Walker Summer Youth Leadership Institute, a two week experiential program for youth interested in developing leadership skills and participating in community service projects. It is open at no cost to students ages 14 through 18 in the greater Richmond area and is limited to fourteen participants. The program meets weekdays, usually the first two weeks in July, 9am to 2pm on site at Maggie L. Walker NHS.
In 2015, the program dates are Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 16. There will be no program on Friday, July 10. On Saturday, July 18, all participants will be recognized for their participation. Download a brochure about the program and an application here (2mb pdf).
Take a trip back in time and learn about the remarkable life of Maggie Lena Walker. Many National Parks offer visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service Family as Junior Rangers. Interested students complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge.
If you can't visit Maggie Walker National Historic Site, you can print these fun coloring sheets to learn more about Mrs. Walker, her bank, and her home.