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Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

October 28– Nov 1 2013 United States Military Academy,
West Point, New York

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The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program was established by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) in 2006 to identify exemplary young people through their participation in the MCEC Student 2 Student (S2S) program. The program was named for Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, in recognition of her dedication to the development of children and youth.  Mrs. Hesselbein is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Under the direction of the MCEC, and following the inspiration and guidance of Mrs. Hesselbein, this one-week training program is offered at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The program delivers intensive training, interaction with positive role models, and practical applications which benefit participants in their studies and throughout their lifetime. Full Tuition includes transportation, lodging, meals, program materials and supplies.

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program objectives are focused on the following major areas:  team building, leadership development, to include goal setting, and motivational workshops; resilience, life span human development, character development, community involvement and leaders in action.

Students compete for the opportunity to attend
the training by submitting the following applications:

Please fill out the following editable PDF's, save your final PDF's
to your hard drive, and then attach and email them to Debra Longley at

Click here to download the Student application

Click here to download the Sponsor application

• Student Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• Two page typed essay

Applicants must be a Sophomore or Junior, and active in their local Student 2 Student program.