Established in 2005, this free program for high school juniors and seniors provides an opportunity for student leaders to explore the relevance of Washington’s legacy of character and civic responsibility in our modern world as an example for tomorrow’s future leaders. This event is sponsored by the Ammerman Family and George Washington's Mount Vernon.

About the 2017 Program

George Washington as Change Agent: Empowering Students for Civic Engagement will apply George Washington’s life and leadership model to inspire, engage, and empower youth to become change makers in their community. For the second year the Washington Library is partnering with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) for a retooled program that fully integrates Washington’s lessons in leadership with practical skills students can bring back to their schools and communities.

Educators are invited to bring 3-4 students who serve their schools or communities in a civic, service, sports, or other leadership capacity to the Washington Library for a day of interactive discussion, hands on learning, estate experiences (including a mansion tour), lunch, and a $100 travel stipend (per teacher). Nominating teachers must attend the program with their students. 


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