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Program Overview

Embolden's Rising Leaders Fellowship is a virtual cohort-based learning program designed to equip high school and early college students with the skills, tools, and networks to pursue their ambitions. Fellows will meet and work with dedicated mentors and peers who will become long-term advocates for their cohort's collective success!


The Rising Leaders Fellowship is a six-month program. The Fellows and the mentors meet once a month for an hour. Each monthly will have 2 key components: 

  • Seminar: A 20-minute virtual interactive lesson run by Embolden Board members and cohort leaders 

  • Small Group: A 40-minute virtual gathering with 2 Embolden Mentors and 4-6 Fellows. The Fellows go to their Small Group meeting immediately after the seminar. 


During the monthly meetings, the Fellows will have an opportunity to learn key leadership skills, make new friends, build their network, and have the opportunity to apply their learning right away. 

2022 Program
Schedule & Topics

The Rising Leaders Fellowship will run from July 2023 to December 2023. Embolden Fellows are required to attend their July and August meetings. Fellows will be permitted to excuse themselves for at most two (2) seminars between September and December so that they can prioritize and focus on their academic studies and activities.

The monthly meetings take place during the first week of the month. The Rising Leaders Fellowship offers three (3) schedule options:

  • Team Monday @ 8pm ET - First Mondays of the Month (Start July 10)

  • Team Tuesday @ 8pm ET - First Tuesdays of the Month (Start July 11)

  • Team Wednesday @ 8pm ET - First Wednesdays of the Month (Start July 12)

After being accepted into the program, the Fellows will have the option to select the team that works best with their schedule. In the event that a Fellow cannot make a meeting, Embolden Mentors will will work with the Fellow to offer a makeup session. 

Full participation throughout the entire program is highly encouraged to earn the most value from the Fellowship. 


Elevator Pitch

Coffee Chat




July (Required)

August (Required)





Get to Know Your Fellows & Mentors

Prepare a Powerful Pitch

Engage in Coffee Chats

Draft Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile

Build Your Networking Tracker 

Learn from Keynote Speaker 

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