Please note that this program is now closed and is not accepting additional students. You may be interested in this other program:

Program Overview

Develop the leader within. Learn from Syracuse University’s Field Hockey Coach, Ange Bradley! In this program, young women will be able to develop the leader within by building your brand. Determine your “why and what” and find your values. Develop soft skills required to lead, control your time, control your energy, and control your emotion. Students will practice conflict resolution skills and examine strategies and solutions to leading including mental toughness, networking, and mentoring. Through class, you will be exposed to women in a variety of professions who are leaders and who can serve as resources and mentors for you! Learn the art of delegation and giving directions and instructions to a group – command a team!

Program Objectives

  • Discover your ‘why’ and ‘what’
  • Discover your values
  • Identify time, energy, and emotional traps that would/could distract you from tasks and ability to develop the leader within
  • Equip you with strategies for when values and vision are tested: conflict resolution!
  • Connect you with women leaders who would be willing to serve as mentors as you work to assemble your Board of Directors

Learn more about Develop the Leader Within: A Course for Girls to Become Effective Leaders:

Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

Session I: June 29 – July 12, 2019
Duration: 2-weeks


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For this program, only female high school students can attend.

Students should have some experience in leadership roles in high school and a strong interest to improve themselves through self reflection, discussion, and practice. Students should have the ability to show that they are interested in working in groups.

For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Cost:

  • Residential: $3,360*
  • Commuter: $2,566*

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

Program Requirements


Students are required to do a DISC profile before the start of the course.

Student Expectations

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

  • 9am – 12pm (Noon) Class
  • 12pm (Noon) – 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:45pm – 4:45pm Class Small Group Projects

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!

End Event

Students will be have a meal together during the final class (dinner or lunch). Students will be able to share their voice and include insights, plans, and goals as they move forward. More details coming soon!

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to leave on Friday, July 12, 2019 after 5:00pm upon the completion of the last class. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.

Faculty Bios

Ange Bradley – Head Coach, Field Hockey

Ange Bradley has turned the Syracuse University Orange into a field hockey powerhouse in her ten seasons at the helm, transforming the team into one of the nation’s top programs. That success reached its peak in 2015 when Bradley led the Orange to the first National Championship in program history and first national title by any women’s program at Syracuse University. This success earned Bradley the NFHCA National Coach of the Year honor for the second time in her career.

In April of 2018, Bradley was inducted into the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame. Bradley led the Goucher Gophers’ field hockey team to its greatest run of success in program history during her four seasons as head coach. Her 1994 squad clinched the CAC Championship and earned the first NCAA Tournament bid in program history.

A native of Drexel Hill, Pa., Bradley earned a degree in Physical Education and was a four-year field hockey and lacrosse letter-winner at Delaware. She earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Illinois in 1991. A goalkeeper for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, she holds school records in career shutouts (26) and career goals-against average (0.91), and ranks second in career saves with 477. Her collegiate accomplishments earned her entrance into the Blue Hen Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

Coach Bradley believes that success in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in any profession begins with developing the skills and habits of working intelligence and refusing mediocrity. This process begins with a vision, self-leadership, goal setting, assembling a team around you, and a commitment to building your “brand” so you can achieve with purpose.