Black Female Leadership Development Institute (BFLDI)

The Black Female Leadership Development Institute is a program designed for African American women, in grades 9 through 12, to increase their educational and leadership opportunities. Students develop skills such as networking, communication, advocacy and leadership so that they may influence local, national and global communities. BFLDI is a multi-faceted program that is comprised of dynamic workshops, peer collaboration to addresses social change, and student discussion groups.

Click here to Apply for this year’s cohort.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & PROGRAM COST

Student must be ages 13 to 17 years old and enrolled in high school. The Program is FREE due to the generous support of donors.


WHAT GIRLS GAIN FROM OUR PROGRAM:

  • Emotional Stability
  • College/Career Readiness
  • Personal Brand Marketing & Social Media Etiquette
  • Communication
  • Health & Wellness
  • Identity Development
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Global Awareness
  • Professional Development & Networking

DRESS

Dress code is casual. Some virtual sessions will require business or more formal attire, which will be communicated, as necessary. Please see the dress code policy for further details (which will be received during orientation).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The start of the 2021-2022 program for students will begin in August 2021 with the virtual summer summit. Virtual sessions will follow in September with bi-weekly Wednesday sessions and monthly Saturday Leadership Institutes workshops.

Saturday Leadership Institute workshops will be facilitated by professional women in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region who will expose participants to multiple facets of leadership, financial empowerment, STEM/STEAM related careers and topics, communication, and problem-solving. Students will participate in nationally recognized leadership programs. All participants will become members of the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania and will form their own troop. Students will work towards badge completion through the Girl Scout curriculum.

Computer access and internet capability are required.
Please contact the Program Manager if you have any concerns. The program will use Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Both programs are free.

 The program will end May 2022 graduation (format [virtual or in-person] will be decided at a later date).  Take a peek at the 2019-2020 Virtual Graduation. 


 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The process to sign up for BFLDI is to submit your application as soon as possible. If a follow-up interview is necessary, you will be contacted concerning a date and time. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Students will be notified of the admission decision.

Applications are accepted until the cohort is filled. | Forty-five spots are available.

APPLY FOR THIS YEAR’S COHORT HERE

 


For more information, call Autumn Moore 412.227.4199 or email  amoore@ulpgh.org.