May 9, 2017
McLean, VA — On Friday, The Madeira School held its day-long conference to celebrate 50 years of its co-curriculum program. This award-winning program blends academic excellence with real world experiences by taking students into the community for service, onto Capitol Hill for internships, and inside organizations for career placements. The event featured an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists—many of whom are alumnae—to offer personal stories and discussions of successes, challenges, and discoveries.
Cokie Roberts, NPR’s Morning Edition host and ABC News political commentator, discussed her book “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation”. Roberts headlined the 50th anniversary celebration of Madeira’s Co-Curriculum Program that engages students in community service, career placements, and Capitol Hill internships. The day’s theme explored empowering young women.
Emi Kolawole, founder of Dexign LLC, which is based in Fairfax, spoke to attendees and lauded the program that teaches young women about bringing design, creativity and innovation into everyday life. Some of the students made 100s of toys for shelter dogs as part of the anniversary celebration.
Holly Twyford, an actress and director and alumni of Madeira along with actress June Schreiner shared tips about the good, bad and ugly of show business during the celebration.
Madeira is a McLean-based independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 and is committed to launching women who change the world. The Madeira’s Co-Curriculum Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has shaped the lives of nearly 4,000 women. The conference shared insights about empowering women from powerful women.