Ways You Can Support the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program Today!

Sponsor a High School Girl!

Each year Running Start brings 75 incredible high school girls from across the country to learn how to become a political leader.  This year our 75 girls will hail from these states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  •  Wisconsin
You can sponsor a girl from your state for $2,000 which will cover all of the costs for our week long training from June 25 – June 30. If you sponsor a girl, we’d love for you to meet her at our Congressional reception which will take place on Thursday, June 28.

Travel Scholarship

Bring a young woman to DC for the YWPL Program by donating a travel scholarship. Many of our participants cannot afford to travel to Washington, DC on their own. We want to continue to help participants travel to our programs that come from diverse family backgrounds and income levels.

  • $50 Local Supporter: Maryland, Virginia, DC
  • $200 East Coast Supporter: New England & East Coast
  • $300 Midwest Supporter: Great Lakes Region & Midwest
  • $400 Southern Supporter: Gulf Coast & Southern States
  • $500 Southwest Supporter: Texas & the Southwest
  • $600 West Coast Supporter: Pacific Northwest & California


For more information on these or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Grounds at (240) 235-6013 or via email.