We identify academically talented, low-income young women from Rwanda, Cambodia and Liberia who have few opportunities, but incredible leadership potential and passion to create change. We provide SAT and IELTS preparation and pair each scholar with 5-6 U.S. mentors who help her with her college application and serve as a support system throughout her leadership journey. We have built a coalition of top US colleges who reserve full-ride scholarships for our scholars. Scholars further benefit from our leadership training, career support, and valuable global connections. This comprehensive approach produces cohorts of well-educated, well-connected, and well-trained women leaders poised to bring their unique female perspectives and voices to the problems at home.
Identify and Select
Through a democratic process and with assistance from our local partner organizations, we identify and select young women with incredible potential and passion for change.
SAT & TOEFL Prep
We provide preparation classes and support fees in taking the SAT and TOEFL to ensure her scores match her potential.
We connect each scholar with a team of mentors to help her prepare emotionally and intellectually for her transition to college in the U.S.
Guide & Apply
We help each scholar discover her passions, find a suitable college, and complete the application and financial aid forms to help win one of the very competitive full-ride international scholarships.
In U.S. Guidance & Support
We fly her to the U.S. and her mentors greet her upon arrival and help her settle in.
Funding & Resources
We fund all the necessities she needs but her family can’t afford, including books, health insurance, computers, clothes, and more.
We help her build her confidence and prepare for the emotional journey ahead, offering her support, advice, and a home over winter breaks.
Scholars attend world-class colleges and universities on full scholarships generously funded by their school.
Guide & Connect
We help her identify her career aspirations and the paths to success by connecting her to inspiring, powerful professional women.
We help hone her leadership skills for the real world, including hosting leadership training.
Back Home Support
We help her secure internships with world-class organizations in business, government, and non-profits both in the U.S. and in her home country.
Launch a Leader
She returns home and applies her passion, education, skills, networks, and connections to her new career where she ignites meaningful change and is a role model for millions of young women.