Upper School Institute

Due to COVID-19 and following guidelines set forth by Governor Murphy, our GLI program is going virtual this summer. The following page details our regular GLI offerings so that you can join us when we are back together for summer 2021. In the meantime, we hope to see you remotely!

Elevating Your Leadership Brand

The GLI Summer Institute for students entering grades nine and ten offers greater immersion in real-life experiences and challenges. Participants will conduct a comprehensive self-assessment of their leadership strengths and challenges to create an action plan for leadership growth and goal execution. As they tackle outdoor ventures, case studies and team-building challenges, they will deepen their understanding of ethical decision making, negotiating difficult situations, building group cohesion, inspiring and motivating others, delivering and receiving feedback and having an impact on their communities. Together, they will apply the design-thinking process to create innovative solutions to real-world problems, even as they embrace the value of productive struggle. Daily reflection with a personal mentor is a vital part of the learning experience.

Going to the Girls’ Leadership Institute was a wonderful experience for me. I learned a lot about leadership and how I react in different situations.

Participating in GLI has helped me greatly, and I will never forget the experiences I had there and all the new friends I made. - Upper School participant

GLI Upper School Summer Institute

US Summer Institute: Elevating Your Leadership Brand
Open to rising ninth- and tenth-grade students
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Meet The Upper School Facilitators

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Marni Endlich

    Marni Endlich 

    (908) 273-0900 ext. 203
  • Photo of Erin Hennessy

    Erin Hennessy 

    Department Chair / MS/US English / MS Diversity and Inclusion Liaison
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 349

GLI Upper | Summer 2019

42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
The Girls’ Leadership Institute (GLI) is a unique summer program for girls entering grades 4–10 to explore their leadership potential and strengthen their personal confidence and self-esteem.