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 2019 Program

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
invites high school student government associations
to participate in our annual Ammerman Student
Leadership program. Join us for an inspirational day
focused on George Washington’s leadership, while
learning and practicing new ways to foster
leadership skills within yourself. Leading in Time of
Change provides students with an in-depth
examination of Washington, interactive discussions,
hands-on learning, and estate experiences (including
a Mansion tour).

For the program, Mount Vernon is excited to debut
the new interactive: The Situation Room: Washington’s Cabinet.

This multi-player immersive game allows students to
play individual roles of people who were integral to
the foreign policy decisions in Washington’s first
term in office. Each student would navigate the ingame
challenges from a unique perspective (a
member of Congress, a foreign diplomat, one of
Washington’s cabinet members, or a publisher) and
together determine the fate of the young United
States. Students must come together and utilize
important skills such as persuasion, communication,
conflict resolution, and organizational leadership to
make decisions during a critical time in
Washington’s Presidency.

Example Schedule


10:00am Welcome and Introductions
10:15am The Situation Room Experience: Washington's Cabinet
12:30 pm

Mansion Tour and Lunch
2:00pm Leading in the Time of Change Discussion

Photos by Dan Chung

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