High School Programs

Leadership Development for High School Entrepreneurs

In addition to our programs that serve undergraduate women, the Athena Center a summer program for high school students:


In collaboration with the Barnard Pre-College Program, Athena also runs Entrepreneurs-in-Training, a 10-day intensive program for young women entrepreneurs.  Open to high school juniors and seniors, the program will help students develop an idea and turn it into a promising plan of action with hands-on teaching by some of the most successful leaders in the industry.  LEARN MORE


The Girl Scout Leadership Institute

Created in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute - NYC has been specially designed to help Girl Scouts in grades 9 through 12 unlock their leadership potential.  Serving 50 girls, this 10-day program will provide an intensive immersion into the world of ethical and effective entrepreneurship.  During the school year, the Girl Scout Leadership Institute will include an ambitious program that will focus on developing a wide range of leadership skills and exposing the young women to dynamic role models and committed mentors.  In future years, we hope to grow the Institute to serve 150 girls from all five boroughs.   LEARN MORE