A highlight of the Leadership Fellows experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program. Watch the presentations from alumni of the program.

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Sex Education isn’t Awkward: Improving Penn Health Initiative

Shelby Barlow

University of Pennsylvania
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

It Takes a Village: Providing Higher Education Empowerment in Prince George’s County

Andrea Barnes

University of North Carolina
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

The Bligen Family Foundation: The Future of Fatherhood

Kyle Bligen

Mercer University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Book Accessibility: Waco Up & Read

Janessa Blythe

Baylor University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Learning through Leadership: A Curriculum for George Washington Carver National Monument

Ashley Burns

Missouri Southern State University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Power in the Pen: Writing Center as an Empowering Institution

Kameron Dunbar

Oberlin College
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Operation Constitution: Historians for Youth Civic Engagement

Shannon Fischer

The College of William & Mary
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Experience Vanderbilt: Eliminating Barriers to Extracurricular Activities

Richard Hamrick

Vanderbilt University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Reducing Sexual Assault on College Campuses: It’s on Cougs

Garrett Kalt

Washington State University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

I Need a Job: Improving Economic Assistance for Former Child Soldiers

Jonathan Kaufmann

American University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Tap into Water: Community Empowerment through Water

Morgan King

West Virginia University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Companions of Fire: Protecting and Empowering Apostates and Blasphemers in Islamic Countries

Zachary Lien

University of Idaho
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Sew Simple: Teaching Sewing Skills Through a Mentorship Program

Claire Lee

Purdue University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Lead Counsel: Bridging the Civil Legal Gap with Pro-Bono Assistance

Phoebe Lockhart

University of Nebraska
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Not Just Her Problem: Creating Male Allies to Combat Sexual Assault

Katie Mars

Elon University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Store it, Save it, Sell it: Small-Scale Grain Storage in Sassier, Haiti

Michael Morette

Franklin & Marshall College
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Cutting to the Core of Sustainable Youth Leadership Programs

Margo Mullins

Wofford College
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Preemie Parcels: Supporting NICU Families

Rebekah Parris

University of South Carolina
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Marion Leadership Academy: Inspiring Black Belt Youth

Tyler Portanova

University of Alabama
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

Community Design Playbook: Best-Practice Principles of Urban Planning

Cole Porter

Mercer University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Profits from Poverty: Gentrification in the Chocolate City

Leondre Ramsay

Howard University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Fitness On and Off the Field: Encouraging Mental Wellness Among Student Athletes

Evelyn Roberts

Yale University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

People for the Period: Increasing Accessibility to Menstrual Hygiene Products

Savannah Rogers

Washington State University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Si se Puede! Increasing Access to Secondary Education Among Latinx Youth

Samuel Vilchez Santiago

Princeton University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2017

Youth Mental Hygiene: Encouraging Lifelong Self-Care

Emerson Wells

Brown University
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

 

From Obscurity to Clarity: A Plan to Increase Access to Higher Education in Nashville’s Coptic Community

Erinie Yousief

Sarah Lawrence College
Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows, class of 2016

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