Type of ProgramOrganization / PlaceProgramGrade LevelStateLocationGrade LevelSHORT DESCRIPTION
Girls' Leadership: Civic-focusedInstitute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at ChicagoNEW Leadership™ IllinoisCollegeILChicago13 - CollegeA week-long, residential undergraduate leadership development program for women, NEW Leadership™ strives to instill the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective political engagement and community organizing.
Mikva ChallengeIL
Girls' Leadership: Civic-focusedAmerican Legion AuxiliaryIllini Girls State11thILBloomington11 - 11th GradeHigh school girls who have completed their Junior year spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens at Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State programs.
Place of Interest,Field TripJane Addams Hull-House MuseumGeneral (all)ILChicago00 - Kindergarten,01 - 1st Grade,02 - 2nd Grade,03 - 3rd Grade,04 - 4th Grade,05 - 5th Grade,06 - 6th Grade,07 - 7th Grade,08 - 8th Grade,09 - 9th Grade,10 - 10th Grade,11 - 11th Grade,12 - 12th Grade,13 - College,14 - General (all)The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum honors social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy.
Civic Leadership (gender-neutral) YMCA Youth and Government Program 9th - 12th IL, NationalVarious09 - 9th Grade,10 - 10th Grade,11 - 11th Grade,12 - 12th GradeExperiential civic education program which fosters leadership and civic involvement by discussing and debating issues that affect citizens of their state and proposing legislation.
Civic Leadership (gender-neutral)Civic Leadership Institute9th - 12thIL, NationalBaltimore, MD; Chicago, IL, and Berkeley, CA09 - 9th Grade,10 - 10th Grade,11 - 11th Grade,12 - 12th GradeThe Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for high school students completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an residential experience.