Barnard Pre-College Program: Athena Summer Innovation Institute (ASII)

    Barnard Pre-College Program: Athena Summer Innovation Institute (ASII)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Writing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
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    Barnard's ASII is an intensive experience that provides young women with the practical skills and knowledge they need to develop ideas that will make a difference in the world. You will be given the tools to create a new venture or start businesses, non-profit organizations, or advocacy campaigns that have the power to disrupt. Students not only learn how organizations work, but they have the opportunity to develop their own idea.   

    Students will hone their leadership skills by attending workshops and sessions with Barnard speaking fellows to improve their storytelling abilities. From ideation to engaging in market research to creating the communications plan and budget necessary to distribute the product or idea, students experiment with entrepreneurship. The institute culminates in a final ‘Pitchfest’ where teams present their new venture before a panel. 

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