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Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women Program Application 2022
The 3 Pillars of the ALI Program
After much careful thought, deliberation, and research on current best practices and summer projections, The Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women has decided to hold a program in Washington, D.C. in August 2021.
The theme for ALI’s 2021 program is
Speaking Your Truth: A Path to Healing & Reconciliation
. As racial and political divisions continue to plague our country, now is the time to learn ways to speak your truth and find a path towards healing and reconciliation.
This opportunity will include both online and in-person elements. We will follow all appropriate COVID-19-related best practices, including a thorough pre-program health protocol.
The Institute is seeking eight motivated young women from all nationalities and backgrounds. Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, we are limiting this year’s applicants to those who are already living in the United States. We encourage young women, ages 18-27, who have an interest in peacebuilding, conflict transformation and leadership to apply.
The 2021 ALI program will take place from August 1 through August 14 in Washington, D.C. Travel from within the U.S. to Washington, D.C. will be provided for accepted applicants. For more information on program specifics, contact
All applications are due by
Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women
3709 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
United States of America
Jaime Horn, Director
***Application Deadline: May 28, 2021***
To Complete your application please submit the form after completing ALL of the following information:
I. Background Information
II. Short Question Answers
III. 2 Long Essays
IV. Your CV or Resume
V. 2 Letters of recommendation from teachers or adults who are not related to you. Please have them submit their letters
Since this needs to be filled in and submitted at once you may want to write the short answer and essay questions in a word document and paste them into the form when you are finished, then submit it.
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Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Country of Citizenship
Where did you hear about The Andi Leadership Institute for Young Women?
Name of School
Current or Most Recent
Graduation Date or Expected Graduation Date
What is your major? Or what is your degree?
Please list any clubs, organizations, sports, leisure activities, and community service you are or have been involved in:
If you are currently employed.
Name of Employer
What is your native language?
List other languages you speak and number of years studied:
Short Answer Questions
1.) Why are you interested in attending a seminar in Washington, D.C. that would help you develop conflict transformation, leadership, and peace building skills (sample curriculum pasted below) with other young women your age from around the world and in the U.S.? The curriculum will be highly interactive and elicit various forms of participation and reflection. Learning techniques will include: projects, experiments, rich discussions, field trips, and case studies. Skill development will include: public speaking, problem analysis and solving, messaging with the media and effective communication skills based on theories of conflict transformation.
2.) What would the ideal peacebuilding and conflict transformation training program look like to you?
3.) What kind of skills would you like to develop in a women’s leadership institute based on peace building?
Check all that apply
4.) Please share your ideas about forging relationships with young women from other countries and cultures who are interested in becoming peacebuilders. What would you hope to share with them? And what would you want to learn from them?
Please tell us why these skills would be important for you to have:
5.) What are the opportunities for young women to be leaders in your community, country and in the world?
6.) Where do you want to be professionally five years from now? Ten years from now?
Long Essay Questions
Choose 2 of the 3 questions to answer in NO less than 200 words each.
1.) Tell us about a conflict or problem that exists in your home community and how you think young women can help resolve it? What are some of your ideas to solve the problem?
3.) Describe one issue that is important to you where skills gained in the areas of speaking one’s truth, healing and reconciliation might make a difference.
2.) Describe your current or future role as a leader in your community, at school, with friends, or at home.
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