HYDE PARK, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center is accepting applications for its 2013 Girls' Leadership Worldwide Program - ( Session I: July 6 – July 14; or Session II: July 20 - July 28th). For application and program brochure, visit www.erleadership.org. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. Now in its 16 th year, Girls' Leadership Worldwide (GLW) is an international leadership development program for girls diverse in culture and geography, entering their sophomore or junior year of high school in the fall of 2013. More than 1000 girls from around the world have graduated from the program. Using the leadership model of Eleanor Roosevelt, GLW's nine principles give participants the building blocks to be powerful leaders who bring their passion and leadership potential to life through a series of interactive workshops, field trips to the United Nations in New York City and other significant sites. The nine principles are: Empowerment, Passion & Purpose, Goals, Women & Power, Social Justice, Advocacy & Activism, Leadership, Global Citizenship, Sisterhood and Networking. The transformative program teaches girls how to use their voice, build confidence, develop a positive self-image, and address issues important to them. " It has given me confidence and opened my mind to different things I can do to make the world a better place…I am leaving GLW with more self confidence and a feeling of self power." Jennifer Boss, Ontario Based at the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center at Val-Kill and Stone Cottage, located at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY, participants are chaperoned and housed at nearby Vassar College. The Center is committed to providing need-based tuition assistance to as many qualified girls as possible. Acceptance is not based on the ability to pay. For information about sponsorship/naming opportunities, please contact Kathleen Durham at 845-229-5302. Located in Hyde Park, New York, The Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center at Val-Kill inspires and empowers individuals and organizations to use their time, talent and resources to build a just and sustainable world, close to home and abroad by providing programs and experiences epitomizing Eleanor Roosevelt's passion and commitment to human rights, principled leadership, engaged citizenship and social justice for all.