Young ATHENA Leadership Program

Young ATHENAs participate in International Women’s Day Celebration

Our Young ATHENA’s will be part of our ATHENA Awards on International Women’s Day. This inspiring event will honor ATHENA Leadership Award honoree, renowned psychologist, speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Eileen Borris.  Join us on March 8th, 2018.

The Young ATHENA Leadership Program


 ATHENA Valley of the Sun strives to support, honor and develop the next generation of women leaders.

The Young Athena (YA) Leadership Program is based on efforts established through ATHENA International’s affiliated chapter, ATHENA Valley of the Sun (AVOS). The ATHENA Leadership Model® recognizes the attributes of leadership that are intuitive in women and is based on extensive research encompassing hundreds of women.  These attributes were identified as Leadership principles to live and lead by they are:  Live Authentically; Learn Constantly, Build Relationships; Foster Collaboration; Advocate Fiercely; Act Courageously; Give Back and Celebrate.


This program offers young women, in grades 11 and 12, a unique opportunity to explore eight leadership principles through training, service learning activities, and motivational experiences. It is a 2-phase program with all applicants participating in phase 1 and identified YA leaders moving on to phase 2.

Young Athena (YA) leaders will be selected from those participants in phase I to be named the Young ATHENA representing one of the ATHENA leadership principles. They will be recognized at the annual AVOS ATHENA Awards event.

During the Award Event, the Young ATHENAs will develop questions and facilitate the panel discussion for the HAIL Award recipients and they will present the Award to the recipient.

The Young ATHENA will have the opportunity to be mentored by the HAIL AWARD Recipient for a minimum of three times over six months.


Young ATHENA Workshop

This ½ day workshop is offered to young women in Arizona high Schools throughout the valley. During this training, the eight ATHENA Leadership principles will be presented and discussed. Each participant will develop her own Leadership Storyboard that represents how she demonstrates each of the principles.

How to participate

We will be working with the local schools regarding scheduling.  To request a workshop at your school please fill out our contact us form on our webpage.

This program will be offered at various schools and dates throughout the year.


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