• Collage of images, including Maggie Walker, her home, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

    Maggie L Walker

    National Historic Site Virginia

Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute

Youth standing on the steps of the U.S Capitol building

2011 Youth Summer Leadership Institue participants posing with Congressman Bobby Scott at the U.S. Capitol.

Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

The National Park Service, in cooperation with the National Park Foundation and the Maggie L. Walker Civic Society, is pleased to sponsor the fifth annual Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

The Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute is a two week experiential program for youth interested in developing leadership skills and in participating in community service projects. It is open at no cost to students ages 14-18 in the greater Richmond area. The program is designed to guide the development of the leadership skills in youth through discussion, lectures, field trips, and the opportunity to meet local and national leaders. Enhance your leadership skills through classroom discussions, peer mentoring activities, and forays out into the community while earning volunteer service hours.

The program meets weekdays Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 10, 9am-2pm each day on site at Maggie L. Walker NHS. (No program on Friday, July 4.) On Saturday, July 12, all participants will be invited to a graduation ceremony held in their honor during the annual Maggie L. Walker Birthday Celebration, where the students will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Applications are due April 18, 2014. Space is limited to 14 participants.

2014 Summer Leadership Institute application (pdf)

For further information, contact the program coordinator, Ajena C. Rogers, Supervisory Ranger, at (804) 771-2017, x22 or ajena_rogers@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mrs. Walker and Mary McLeod Bethune were close friends. Both served on the board of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). Mrs. Bethune visited Mrs. Walker, staying overnight on many occasions. Mrs. Bethune’s home in Washington, D.C. is also a National Historic Site.