The Eileen Fisher Community Foundation announces INTRO to EFLI, the newest initiative of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (EFLI). Responding to requests from the broader community, INTRO to EFLI will bring the EILEEN FISHER leadership practices to girls transitioning from eighth into ninth grades in Westchester County.
The pilot program will run for five days (July 29 through August 2) and will focus on introducing girls to the core practices of the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute including creativity, confidence, connection, and community. Throughout the five days, participants will engage in hands-on workshops, meet local young women leaders (including some EFLI alumni) and be introduced to the EILEEN FISHER leadership practices.
“We’ve found that the summer between eighth and ninth grade is a critical transitioning moment. EFLI provides support for young women to grow into the next phase of their lives so this is a logical next step for us,” says Program Director, Antoinette Klatzky. “The thing I am perhaps most excited about is the involvement of EFLI alum as leaders within INTRO to EFLI. It gives these young women a chance to re-engage with the program and become peer leaders in the Westchester community.”
Since the 2010 pilot of EFLI’s core program, Activating Leadership, EFLI has been steadily growing and now offers four programs running concurrently throughout the summer. In addition to INTRO to EFLI and Activating Leadership, EFLI continues to offer Leading for Impact, a five week intensive in which returning participants work to turn their ideas into action and the LiFe Fellowship, bringing together a select group of recent high school graduates to practice peer leadership. Through each of these programs, the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute continues to promote leadership in young women through self-empowerment, connection with others and activism in the community.
Applications for INTRO to EFLI can be found online at www.efli-life.org. Applicants are asked to mail their completed applications to Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533, by July 2, 2013. For any questions, please contact Program Coordinator Aimee Aubin at 914-487-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.