LEAD (Learn. Empower. Act. Discover.)

As part of Notre Dame’s ongoing commitment to Catholic education and women’s leadership, we offer a series of workshops for young women currently in seventh grade at Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of San Jose.

  • Purpose: Our focus is to support Catholic elementary schools and Catholic education with our unique resources and expertise.
    • There is no cost for students to apply or participate.
    • At this time, the program is limited to young women currently in the seventh grade.
  • Process: After applying to the program and being selected, students select from a menu of workshops to fit their area of interest and emerging skill set throughout the year; typically workshops are offered on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
  • Product: Qualifying students will build a leadership portfolio as part of the program and receive a certificate of completion in the spring. Additionally, "graduates" of the program become candidates for the Françoise Leadership Award at Notre Dame High School.

For 2017-2018

If you are interested in applying for the LEAD Program, please print and submit the application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

For 2016-2017 LEADers

Congratulations! We look forward to seeing all of you this year as eighth graders!